ICOM's annual conferences are in full swing
After a packed month of September, with annual meetings and conferences held all over the world by national and international committees, the month of October promises to be just as eventful for the ICOM community.
The month kicks off with an International Committee for Architecture and Museum Techniques (ICAMT) conference from 8 to 10 October on "Norwegian Narratives – from post-war poverty to international acclaim" in Trondheim, Norway. Then the members of the International Committee for the Training of Personnel (ICTOP) will gather in Georgetown, Barbados for a meeting on "Professional Development in Caribbean Society: Adapting to New Realities" from 14 to 17 October. The Committee for Museums and Collections of Natural History (NATHIST) will then hold its annual meeting on the topic of "Natural History Museums: Building our Future" from 19 to 23 October in Taipei, Taiwan, while the members of the International Committee for Regional Museums (ICR) will be meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel to discuss the International Museum Day 2015 theme of "Museums for a Sustainable Society." Meanwhile, the International Committee for Historic House Museums (DEMHIST) will be gathering in Mexico City for a meeting on "The legacy of House Museums promoting dialogue among Generations."
The International Committee for Marketing and Public Relations (MPR) will then hold its annual meeting from 24 to 28 October in Yerevan, Armenia on the topic of "Emerging Trends," while the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Ethnography (ICME) will be meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam for a conference on "Museums and Communities: Diversity, Dialogue, Collaboration." The international Committee for museum security (ICMS) will also gather in Asia, in Zhengzhou, China, from 19 to 23 October 2015.
Finally, members of the International Committee for Collecting (COMCOL) will meet in Seoul, South Korea from 26 to 31 October at the National Folk Museum of Korea to discuss the topic "Collecting & Collections – the politics and praxis of social, economic and intellectual stability." The International Committee for Museum Management (INTERCOM) will round out the month in Washington, D.C. with a conference on sustainable museum management.
During the month of September, several national and international committees broadcast their conferences live on social media, which was a great success among Twitter users interested in cultural heritage and museums.
Most of the conferences mentioned above will also be live-tweeting using the following hashtags: #ICTOP15, #ICOMdemhist15, #ICOMnathist15, #ICOMmpr15, #COMCOL15 and #INTERCOM15. Keep up with ICOM network events and activities and live-tweet hashtags by following ICOM at @IcomOfficiel.
Find a partial list of ICOM conferences here.