awareness of the global nature of the work
of museums, the fact that there is an international
network of museums and the significance of this global
dimension for museums.
visitors about the goals, functions and activities
of ICOM and the national committees via meetings and
on a theme for museums in a given country,
related to the International Museum Day theme.
manifestos (e.g. concerning the principle of exempting
culture from free trade agreements).
on legislation designed to protect heritage and safeguard
the principle of cultural exception.
museums on the new balance of power in the world and
its implications for the world's cultures.
the mechanics of globalisation - the GATT agreements,
the "rounds" of trade talks, world conferences, the
G7, the IMF, the WTO, cultural exception, free trade
News, Vol.55, n°1, 2002, is dedicated to this
year theme: "Museums and Globalisation".
ICOM News is available free of charge to ICOM members