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1996 "Collecting today for tomorrow"
International Museum Day 1996

International Museums 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.


   Reactions of 3 International Committee Chairpersons
   Contribution by Dr. Patrick Greene, Chairperson of the International Committee for Museums of Science and Technology
   Collecting and ethics
   Short bibliography



 
 
   
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