The cornerstone of ICOM is its ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums. It sets minimum standards of professional practice and performance for museums and their staff. In joining the organisation, ICOM members undertake to abide by this Code.
Check out our affiliate website, Museum of the City, spearheaded by CAMOC member Chet Orloff. It's a virtual museum of city culture, features, issues, and history that collects online exhibits submitted by citizens the world over.
In der Asphaltstadt bin ich daheim Bertolt Brecht
CAMOC (The International Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities) is one of a number of international organisations concerned with cities and urban living.
We are a forum for people who work in or are interested in museums about the past, present and future of cities. We are also a forum for urban planners, historians, economists, architects or geographers, all of whom can share knowledge and experience with us, exchange ideas and explore partnerships across national boundaries.
We have held conferences in ten cites world wide so far and held other meetings and seminars in Athens, Copenhagen, Kazan and Moscow. Members have also been involved in projects to set up new city museums, notably in Aveiro in Portugal and Volos in Greece, the latter due to open at the end of this year. More recently we have taken part in the Insight Favela project in Rio de Janeiro.
Our annual reports - click on Activities - describe our work, who we are, and where we come from across the world. On the same link we describe some of the projects we are involved in.
And we always welcome new members to provide us with fresh thinking about city museums and their artefact, the city. You join us to make a difference.
CAMOC was founded in Moscow in 2005 and it is to Moscow we are returning for our tenth anniversary conference in September 2015. The provisional themes will be memory and migration. We are now working on the programme and we will post details on this site as they become available.
Museum of Moscow | Музей Москвы
КАМОК был основан в 2005 году и именно в Москве состоится наша десятая юбилейная конференция в сентябре 2015г
12 December 2014
*DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 28 NOVEMBER*
Migration history as part of (urban) history: the role of museums. A workshop at STAM-Ghent Museum, Belgium.
STAM-Ghent City Museum has set up a large-scale project about the city’s migration history. To round off the project, STAM wants to invite other museum professionals who have been working in the same field to a one-day workshop where a number of themes can be explored and experiences and expertise shared, compared and discussed. The focus is on city museums, but the experience of other museums would also be welcome.
If you would like to attend, or would like more information, please email Jozefien De Bock at firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 November 2014, including, if relevant, a description of your own project.
Location: STAM-Ghent City Museum, Godshuizenlaan 2, 9000 Gent.
Date and time: Friday, 12th of December, 10am – 5pm.
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