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INTERCOM Conference: Entrepreneurial Management

23-25 February 2018

Kolkata (former Calcutta), India



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ICOM Memorial Lectures - Museums and Cultural Landscapes - Reader now available

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This session of memorial lectures is a series of memorial lectures organised jointly by a number of ICOM National and International Committees, including INTERCOM with the Stephen E.Weil Memorial Lecture. The memorial lectures were first delivered during the ICOM General Conference in Vienna in 2007.

This year the lectures were dedicated in memory of Syrian museum colleagues who suffered violent deaths while on duty: Qassem Abdallh Yehya (1978-2015) and Khaled al Asaad (1934-2015).

The lectures have now been published in an online reader and include:

  • ICOM 70 Years Jubilee Lecture
  • Fourth Alma Wittlin Memorial Lecture
  • Stephen E Weil Memorial Lecture

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INTERCOM - FIHRM 2016: The ethical museum

Papers online now!

4-6 July 2016
Milan, Italy

Held during the ICOM 2016 General Conference on Museums and Cultural Landscapes

INTERCOM and the Federation of International Human Rights Museums (FIHRM, ICOM Affiliated Organisation) joined forces once again to hold a meeting on the current thinking in museum ethics under the overall ICOM Conference theme of Museums and Cultural Landscapes.

The joint session considered the political, social and economic landscapes of museums and the ethical challenges that these might pose. Amongst a wide and varied programme (PDF) delivered over the two day event, some of the main issues considered were; what are the implications for managing museums successfully? What obligation does the museum have to its governing body? And to the public? How can a museum code of ethics support museums to resolve some of these conflicts?

It also looked at current museum thinking in managing the external environment and considered international case studies concerned with ethical dilemmas such as sponsorship, illicit trafficking, migration, and human rights.

You can read some of the papers here

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INTERCOM 2015 Washington DC

INTERCOM 2015 – Leadership for a Sustainable Museum

28-31 October 2015, Washington DC, USA

In 2015, the INTERCOM conference tool place in Washington DC in partnership with ICOM US. We currently have no online publicatons, but hope to have some of the proceedings available in due course. If you wish to have more information about this conference please contact intercom@kulturstyrelsen.dk

Calling for translations! The Torreon Declaration for museums worldwide!

The Torreon Declaration was made at the 2009 annual meeting of INTERCOM, which was held in Torreon, Mexico and attended by over 180 deegates from 20 countries across all continents. The Torreon Declaration indicates that museums around the world are now active in displaying and analysing the many and complex aspects of human rights and the representation of minorities and other disadvantaged groups. We would like to disseminate the message as widely as possible and would like you to contribute by sending us a version in your language.

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Please send us your translation to intercom@kulturstyrelsen.dk

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Torreon Declaration

Museum Responsibility to Promote Human Rights

INTERCOM believes that it is a fundamental responsibility of museums, wherever possible, to be active in promoting diversity and human rights, respect and equality for people of all origins, beliefs and background.