ICOM New Zealand

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 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 membership

ICOM's membership subscriptions run from 1 January, so we shall be sending out the renewal reminders early in November.

For new memberships please contact icomnz@museumsaotearoa.org.nz