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ICOM Advisory Committee

62st Session - 6 July 2001 - Barcelona, Spain

Minutes


- Appendix 1: List of participants

Alissandra Cummins, elected Chairperson of the Advisory Committee for the period 2001-2004 during the 61st session held in Barcelona on 29 June 2001, welcomed participants to the 62nd session. It was a short but important session since it was convened for the purpose of choosing a new Vice-Chairperson of the Advisory Committee for the next triennial period, and to determine the theme for International Museums Day for 2003.

0. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA (2001/AD.04rev)

The draft agenda was adopted.

1. ELECTION OF THE VICE-CHAIRPERSON OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Alissandra Cummins, who was responsible for the elections, announced that three candidatures had been received. One was ineligible while a second candidate had withdrawn. The only valid candidature, therefore, was that of Günther Dembski (Austria), whom she was happy to recommend to the members.

Following a vote by a show of hands, the members of the Advisory Committee unanimously elected Günther Dembski for the period 2001-2004.


2. QUESTIONS RAISED DURING THE 61st SESSION OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Alissandra Cummins declared that a number of points had been raised during the 61st session. Some of the concerns expressed were linked directly to the projects of the Strategic Plan that will be implemented during the forthcoming triennial period.

As for the organisation of the General Conference, she recommended that a survey be carried out among the Advisory Committee members as soon as possible with a view to improving the way the General Conference of 2004 will be organised. Some of the members present expressed some anxiety about the organisation of the International Committee meetings in Korea in 2004 if contacts are not made very soon. She stated that she would draw this to the attention of the Organising Committee for ICOM'2004.


3. THEME OF THE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUMS DAY FOR 2003

The members of the Advisory Committee set the theme of the International Museums Day for 2003.

After considerable discussion and the setting up of an ad hoc working group, which was dissolved after having worked briefly on the exact wording of the title, the members present agreed on "Museums and Friends" as the theme for the year 2003.

Proposals for the theme of the International Museums for 2004 will be requested as soon as possible.

Virgil Nitulescu asked whether the President of ICOM could issue a special message on this occasion, which could be translated and distributed to the local press. This request will be transmitted to the President of ICOM for the themes selected for 2002 and 2003.


4. CREATION OF WORKING GROUPS

Proposed names for membership of the Working Groups on National Committees and International Committees should be sent to the ICOM Secretariat before 15 October 2001.

Yani Herreman and Gary Edson, members of the Executive Council, will be part of the Working Group on National Committees.

Bernice Murphy and Martin Schärer, members of the Executive Council, will be part of the Working Group on International Committees.

5. OTHER MATTERS

The Chairperson invited brief reports or comments from other members of the Advisory Committee. Lucía Astudillo (Ecuador) informed members of the election in Barcelona of Luis Repetto (Peru) as Chairperson of the ICOM-LAC Regional Organisation for the period 2001-2004. Working sub-groups had been set up and an extensive work programme adopted.

Jens Breinegaard (Denmark) stated that members of the ICOM-Europe Regional Organisation had studied the functioning of the Regional Organisation. A Working Group, composed of representatives from Romania, Greece, Denmark and Hungary, will be submitting its conclusions on the functioning of ICOM-Europe.

Jens Breinegaard added that although he was responsible for co-ordinating the Working Group, he would not under any circumstance take over the chair of the Regional Organisation.

Francisco Xavier Yambo (ICOMAC) told members that he had recently been elected Chairperson of ICOMAC, the Regional Organisation for Central Africa.

Ralph Ceplak Mencin (Slovenia) informed members of the existence of a European sub-group, CEICOM, which will meet in Slovenia this year to discuss museological matters and the use of informatics in museums.

Ganga Rautela (CECA) informed members that they should send in a request in due form if they wish to receive the CECA publication, as the address list has been reduced as much as possible in order to cut down on postage costs. Ganga Rautela said that the money for membership fees should be sent to the Secretariat no later than 1st April 2002 to enable the institutions that finance the Committee to send the necessary funds.

Alissandra Cummins suggested that this specific problem should be discussed directly with Manus Brinkman, Secretary General of ICOM. She pointed out, however, that if a Committee does not send its membership fees to the Secretariat in due time, it is not up to date and cannot vote should the need arise.

The Chairperson of the Advisory Committee invited recently elected members of the Advisory Committee to introduce themselves. A list of persons willing to assist these new members will be drawn up, together with a list of new members wishing to contact older members who could assist by replying to their questions on ICOM, its procedures and the work of the Organisation.


6. DATE AND PLACE OF THE 63RD SESSION OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The 63rd Session of the Committee will be held in Paris (France) from 3 to 5 June 2002.

Alissandra Cummins thanked the General Secretariat, represented by Joëlle Thibet at this session, for its work, and in particular Manus Brinkman, Secretary General.


(Original: French) -
For further information, please contact: thibet@icom.org

 
 
   
Updated: 7 June 2005