The most unusual museums in the world

  There are all kinds of museums and museum exhibits around the world. It is definitely worth a trip to see as much of humanity’s history as possible. However, there are more special and, to put it mildly, non-standard museums, which do not just present history, but a whole experience for their audience. Here are some of the most unusual museums in the world: Moco…

THE SOCIAL SCIENCES FACE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC19 STATE OF CONNECTIONS AND PROPOSITIONS OF ACTION

  UNESCO and the French presidency of the intergovernmental council of the MOST program are organizing an international colloquium to study the social and human sciences for the pandemic, almost two years after its launch. MOST is an intergovernmental research program focused on the management of social transformations, which aims to strengthen the contribution of the social sciences and humanities to policy development in order…

ICOM celebrates its 75th anniversary

In 1946, 14 National Committees established ICOM: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. For about a year now, the National Committees of Cuba, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Haiti, India, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Syria, and South Africa have been added. Today, for its birthday, ICOM issues a Communication…

ICOM Red Book for Southeast Europe

Focusing on 10 countries in Southeast Europe, ICOM worked with experts and coordinators from across the region to create a Red List which features 119 objects from 45 museums from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia. On 14 October 2021, ICOM officially launched its 18th Red List. While the global pandemic has dampened any expectations…

For Francophones: museum definition

Chers Membres francophones, Nous vous transmettons ci-dessous une invitation pour participer au débat “Définir le musée, d’une langue à l’autre” sur la définition de musée, organisé par ICOM France. Bien cordialement, Le Sécretariat vendredi 15 octobre de 15h à 17h débat participatif sur Zoom Définir le musée, d’une langue à l’autre L’écriture de la « nouvelle » définition du musée s’accélère Elle sera connue des…

INVITATION from Albania for the conference “MUSEUMS INNOVATE THE FUTURE”

Call for an INTERNATIONAL MUSEOLOGICAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE 1st Scientific Conference with in-depth studies on museology. Theme “MUSEUMS INNOVATE THE FUTURE” on October 28-29 2021 In the framework of the 40th anniversary of the inauguration, the National Historical Museum is planning to organize an international scientific museological conference. The International Scientific Conference will present contemporary issues and the challenges that museums face today. The National Historical…

ICOM / CIMAM project for cultural management (2021-2022) SPECIAL PROJECT WORKSHOP

  SPECIAL PROJECT WORKSHOP ICOM/CIMAM cultural governance project (2021-2022)   Partners: ICOM Poland ICOM SEE Dear colleagues For the last few months with the professional help of the experts, we have been collecting information from colleagues across sixteen countries with regards to developing a ‘cultural governance code’ for museums. I would like to thank all those colleagues who helped with their experience and who participated…

European Museum and Cultural Heritage for Combating Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property

This a brief message to kindly remind you about the forthcoming : UNESCO-ICOM Workshop for European Museum and Cultural Heritage Professionals on the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property (Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 October, from 9:30 to 12:00 Paris time). Some similar information is also available on UNESCO’s website.   If our information is correct, there is still no participant from Bulgaria. Maybe…