Welcome to ICOM New Zealand's new web presence.
The New Zealand chapter of ICOM is currently changing the way that we operate, so please bear with us while we reconfigure our organisation. If you or your museum are not already members, we'd love to have you join us as we take a new direction.
Our grateful thanks to Museums Aotearoa for providing us with this online space to keep members up to date with activities and membership information, and also acting as our physical base during this period of evolution.
Starting modestly, we hope to develop this as the key platform for our communications.
ICOM NZ News April 2017
ICOM members are invited to meet for breakfast in Palmerston North on Tuesday 23 May, during the MA17 conference. Individuals and representatives of Institutional members are welcome. Please RSVP here.
ICOM NZ News September 2016
Here's where we are at the moment...
Current Developments - ICOM NZ
ICOM NZ is operating through a Steering Committee at present, comprising Jane Legget (Chair), Courtney Johnson (Deputy Chair), Victoria Esson (Treasurer) and Ian Griffin, with Phillipa Tocker, Executive Director of Museums Aotearoa, co-opted to provide advice from Museums Aotearoa's experience. We'll be working out our strategic direction. Our priority is to produce an up-to-date constitution with the aim of bringing it before a meeting of the membership to be held during the Museums Aotearoa's Annual Conference in Palmerston North, 22-24 May 2017.
Museums Aotearoa has generously taken on the task of managing ICOM NZ membership subscriptions, and has offered to serve as interim secretariat. Furthermore, MA has been very helpful in the process of changing our bank arrangements. Thank you, Phillipa and Talei! We also would like to thank Te Papa for managing ICOM NZ's accounts for the past few years.
ICOM Triennial Conference Milano, July 2016
Nearly 3,500 international museum professionals attended the ICOM Triennial Conference in Milan. This is the main gathering of ICOM members and includes the formal meetings where changes to its constitution are discussed, reports on activities from the previous three years are received and future priorities outlined. The overarching theme for 2016 was Museums and Cultural Landscapes. International keynote speakers, including artist Christo and Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk, author of The Museum of Innocence, addressed the whole conference. Then members participated in three days of sessions of the International Committees relating to their specific interests or museum roles, along with many additional parallel events, professional meetings and site visits. In addition to a lively social programme, hosted at some of Milan's marvellous museums, galleries and historic buildings, there were plenty of great opportunities to mix with museum people from all corners of the world - 129 countries this time. The next ICOM Triennial Conference will be hosted by Kyoto in September, 2019. That means members have three years in which to save up! The theme is: Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition.
ICOM's membership subscriptions run from 1 January, so we shall be sending out the renewal reminders early in November.
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