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1996 Collecting today for tomorrow
Collecter aujourd'hui pour demain

International Museum Day on 18th May 1996, which is particularly important this year because it coincides with our Organisation's fiftieth anniversary, is on the theme of "Collecting today for tomorrow". This touches on the very raison d'Ítre of the museum, and its essential relationship with the notion of temporality. ICOM News would first like to record reactions to the theme by various International Committee chairpersons. Then, to open up the debate, we are making a wide appeal to our readers for contributions, which will enrich the information file we are compiling to accompany this year's International Museums Day. So, to begin the discussion, and to take the opportunity to make the public more aware of the role of museums as we reach the turn of the century, here are five key questions of concern to all museum professionals.

/ Bibliographie

Ambrose, Timothy and Kavanagh, Gaynor (eds.). Recording Society Today. Edinburgh, Scottish Museums Council, 1987. 46 p., ill., bibl.

Andrew, Hannah. " Collecting in Scotland today ". In : The Scottish Art Review, Glasgow, v. 13, n. 1, 1971. p.15-19, ill.

Bisharat, Suhail. " Museums, collections and collecting in the Arab World : some reflections on today ". In : The International Journal of Museum Management and Curatorship; Guildford, Butterworths, v. 4, n. 3, 1985. p. 279-287, ill.

ICOM International Committee for Museology. Annual meeting, Leiden, 1984 : Colllecting Today for Tomorrow. Stockholm, Museum of National Antiquities [for] ICOFOM, 1984. 161 p. (ICOFOM Study Series; 6).

Schlereth, Thomas J. " Collecting Today for Tomorrow ". In : Museum News, Washington D.C., American Association of Museums, v. 60, n. 4 Mar.-Apr. 1982., p. 29-37, ill.

Updated: 15 September 2005