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Activity Report 1998 - 2001
The International Affiliated Organisations
Activities of Affiliated International Organisations

ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN OPEN-AIR MUSEUMS (AEOM)

  • Chairperson: Dr. Jan Vaessen (The Netherlands)
  • Secretary: Dr. Michael Dauskardt (Germany)

Meetings: 1998, London & Chichester (United Kingdom): Working conference on methods of interpretation - 1999, Kiehl (Austria): General Conference of AEOM.

ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN (AMOI)

  • Chairperson: Dr. Sidi Ainouddine (Comoros)
  • Secretary: Mr. Paul Mazaka (La Réunion)

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AGRICULTURAL MUSEUMS (AIMA)

  • Chairperson: Dipl.-Ing. Hans Haas (Germany)
  • Secretary: Dr. Josef Vontorcik (Slovak Republic)

COMMONWEALTH ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS (CAM)

  • Chairperson: Mr. Emmanuel Arinze (Nigeria)
  • Secretary: Ms. Lois Irvine (Canada)

Working Groups: Executive Council, Distance Learning Programme, Publications, Membership, Programme Committees constituted for specific meetings.

Meetings: 1999, 5-12 May, Barbados: "Museums, Peace, Democracy and Governance, in the 21st Century". The publication of the proceedings is foreseen in the middle of 2001 - 1999, May, Guyana: Workshop on "Developing Museum Policy". A workshop report was prepared for the guyana participants.

Exchange programmes with other National and International Committees or ICOM members: CAM has consistently communicated with MAC, PIMA, WAMP and SADCAMM.

Miscellaneous: In November 1997, CAM held a workshop in Nairobi entitled: "Children in African Museums: the Undiscovered Audience". An article on this successful workshop appeared in Museum International, 202, April-June, 1999. One result of the workshop was the formation of the Group for Children in African Museums (GCAM) a network of participants interested in making museums "children-friendly" and helping to link museums and museum professionals, to support and promote children's programmes, and share ideas and programmes across the continent and beyond.
The Internship Program, as it applies to museums, is administered through the Canadian Museums Association (CMA). It provides funds to assist Canadian young people to undertake international youth internships. The internship is designed to assist the interns, the host museum and CAM.
The Commonwealth Association of Museums operates a Distance Learning Programme in basic museum studies. It has continued to do so during the Triennial Period and has experienced increasing demand for this training.
CAM was able to establish a website in 1999 with the kind assistance and support of the Maltwood Museum and Art Gallery at the University of Victoria and Martin Segger, its Director. CAM is very grateful for the site development and technical maintenance of the website. The URL is http://www.maltwood.uvic.ca/cam/

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CUSTOM MUSEUMS (IACM)

  • Chairperson: Mrs. Loes A. Peeperkorn-van Donselaar (The Netherlands)
  • Secretary: Ms. Ann van Puymbroeck (Belgium)

Meetings: 1998, 16-18 September, Budapest (Hungary): 6th IACM Conference with the participation of representatives from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom - 1999, 15-17 September, Stockholm (Sweden): 7th IACM Conference with the participation of representatives from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom - 2000, 21-23 September, Hamburg (Germany): 8th IACM Conference with participants from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS MUSEUMS (IATM)

  • Chairperson: Mr. Andreas Dreyer (Norway)
  • Secretary: Mr. Lars Olov Karlsson (Sweden)

Working Groups: Post and Telecommunication, Aviation.

Meetings: 1998, 4-9 October, Adelaide (Australia): "The World Turned Upside Down: coping with Change in Transport and Communications Museums" - 1999, 14-19 November, New Delhi (India): "Museums in Education. Perspectives of the 21st Century".

INTERNATIONAL CONFEDERATION OF ARCHITECTURAL MUSEUMS (ICAM)

  • Chairperson: Mr. Michael Snodin (United Kingdom)
  • Secretary: Drs. Mariet J.H. Willinge (The Netherlands)

Meetings: 1998, 28 June-2 July: Edinburg (United Kingdom): ICAM9 Conference organised by The Royal Commission Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland - 2000, 21-25 May, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): ICAM10 Conference organised by El Centro de Arquiteturo e Urbanismo do Rio de Janeiro.

INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF MARITIME MUSEUMS (ICMM)

  • Chairperson: Mr. Peter Neill (United States)
  • Secretary: Mr. Stuart Parnes (United States)

Meetings: 1998, Gdansk (Poland): "Baltic History" and "Ship preservation" with 275 participants - 1999, 12-17 September, Philadelphia (United States): Joint meeting with the Council of American Maritime Museums and the participation of 127 representatives - 2000, 4-9 September, Roskilde (Denmark): "Underwater archaeology" with 275 participants.

INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT FOR A NEW MUSEOLOGY (MINOM)

  • Chairperson: Mr. Alfredo Tinoco (Portugal)
  • Secretary: Mr. Tom Kennedy (United States)

Working Groups: Museology and Education.

Meetings: 1999, 3-7 November, Salvador de Bahia (Brazil): "Heritage, youth and development: challenges for the 21st Century" with 208 participants from all continents - 2000, 17-20 May, Santa Cruz & Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): 2nd International Encounter of Ecomuseums : "Community, Heritage and Sustainability" with 250 participants.

Exchange programmes with other National and International Committees or ICOM members: In May 2000, joint meeting with ICOFOM LAM in Santa Cruz (Brazil).

Miscellaneous: Support to the establishment of new museums in Portugal, Brazil, Mexico.

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF LIBRARIES & MUSEUMS OF PERFORMING ARTS (SIBMAS)

  • Chairperson: Ms. Claudia Balk (Germany)
  • Secretary: Ms. Claire Hudson (United Kingdom) )

Working Groups: International Directory on Performing Arts Collection, Web site, International Bibliography of Theatre.

Meetings: 1998, London (United Kingdom): 22nd International Congress with 140 participants worldwide - 2000, 25-30 September, Paris (France): 23rd International Conference : "Performing Arts Collections : Information and Documentation Centers" with the participation of 90 representatives worldwide.

Miscellaneous: SIBMAS wishes that closer cooperation with ICOM be established. A meeting during the General Conference in Barcelona is planned.

MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION OF THE CARIBBEAN (MAC)

  • Chairperson: Dr. Jay B. Haviser (Netherlands Antilles)
  • Secretary: Ms. Grace Turner (Bahamas)

Working Groups: Emergency Preparedness, Information database/Web sites, Techniques/Conservation.

Meetings: 1998, Barbados: Annual General Meeting - 1999, Trinidad: Annual General Meeting - 2000, 22-26 November, Fort-de-France (Martinique): 12th Annual General Meeting.

Exchange programmes with other National and International Committees or ICOM members: Implementation of a project in collaboration with UNESCO on transatlantic slave route.

Miscellaneous: Active participation of the Chairperson of MAC during the ICOM General Conference held in Melbourne (Australia) in 1998. Participation of MAC in the next General Conference to be held in Barcelona is also planned.

PACIFIC ISLANDS MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION (PIMA)

  • Chairperson: Mr. Lawrence Foanaota (Solomon Islands)
  • Secretary: Mr. Ralph Regenvanu (Vanuatu)

Meetings: 1998, 10 October, Melbourne (Australia): Annual Meeting - 1999, 21-27 August (Port Vila (Vanuatu): Annual Meeting - 2000, 9-20 October, Noumea (New Caledonia): "Design and Conservation of a Travelling Exhibition".

SOUTHERN AFRICA DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS & MONUMENTS (SADCAMM)

  • Chairperson: Dr. Francis Musonda (Zambia)
  • Secretary: Mr. Mundumuko Sinvula (Zambia)

 
 
   
Updated: 17 June 2005