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.
Moscow 5-7 September 2015
CAMOC was founded in Moscow in 2005 and it is to Moscow we are returning for our tenth anniversary conference. We are now working on the programme and we will post details on this site as they become available.
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 asphalt stadt ich bin daheim Bertold Brecht
Beyond the museum doors: a wall on the construction site of a new metro station in Copenhagen where local people place their memories.
CAMOC is one of ICOM's youngest committees. Its artefacts are the city and its people - their past history, their present and their future. It is a forum for those who work in museums about cities, but also for all those involved and interested in urban life: historians, urban planners, architects, economists, or citizens, all of whom can exchange knowledge and ideas across national frontiers.
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. In addition, day to day news items, comment and discussion take place on our active Facebook and LinkedIn sites.
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.
Berlin: the museum of the street
At the Museum of Copenhagen
The consequences of war: Donetsk City and Regional Museum, Ukraine. What remained of the museum as it celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2014.
Je suis Khamsa, effrayée par des lendemains noirs. Mais je suis aussi Charlie, tombé sous les balles à cause de mes coups de crayon. Je suis Ahmed, pour avoir voulu defendre Charlie…Je suis Birmane, condamnée à mort, car musulmane… Khamsa Amouchi, Le Monde 13.01.2015
Boston Marathon. Watch one of our members, Rainey Tisdale, a Boston based museum curator specialising in city histories, give an account of how she approached commemoration of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings at TEDX Boston.
See also "What my favourite meteorologist has to do with city museums" on Rainey's CityStories blog.
Urban Age. A recent conference. LSE Cities at the London School of Economics is concerned with cities and urban living. Its Urban Age programme carries out activities with the Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society built around an annual conference. Their latest conference was held in Delhi. Speakers included the sociologist Saskia Sassen on Who Owns the City, the Indian architect Charles Correa on Indian cities, Richard Sennet on Coping with Disorder, and Enrique Peñelosa, the former Mayor of Bogota. The presentations are on video and are available for download here.
1 March 2015: Submission deadline for CAMOC newsletter
30 May 2015: Submission deadline for CAMOC newsletter
30 August 2015: Submission deadline for CAMOC newsletter
5-7 September 2015: CAMOC annual conference, Moscow