INTERCOM 2009 - museums working in partnership - a great success!
INTERCOM's annual meeting in Torreon in Mexico was another successful international conference with over 180 delegates from more than 20 countries across the world. Over three days, delegates discussed challenges of museums working in partnership and the museum's role in society today. Thanks to a generous grant from the Getty Foundation, we were able to offer grants to 12 delegates from low income countries who would not have been able to attend otherwise.
One of the most important outcomes of the conference was the agreement that museums need to take their social responsibility very seriously. As a result of these discussions, the Torreon Declaration was agreed with much acclaim by all delegates. The declaration makes a strong and important statement for museums to actively work towards promoting diversity and human rights.
Papers online now
Papers from the conference are now available. Click here to look at the list of papers and download presentations.
Stephen Weil Memorial Lecture
The fourth Stephen Weil Memorial Lecture was delivered by David Fleming, President of INTERCOM. It is entitled the Diverse Museum. You can read the memorial lecture by clicking on the link below.
TORREON DECLARATION 2009