COMCOL is an International Committee of ICOM which aims to deepen discussions, and share knowledge on the practice, theory and ethics of collecting and collections (both tangible and intangible) development. COMCOL is a platform for professional exchange of views and experiences around collecting in the broadest sense. The mandate includes: collecting and de-accessioning policies; contemporary collecting; restitution of cultural property and respectful practices that affect the role of collections now and in the future, from all types of museums and from all parts of the world.
2014 Annual Conference
COMCOL's next annual conference will be held in Celje, Slovenia from 3-6 December 2014. The theme of the conference will be Collecting and collections in times of war or political and social change
It seems already a very long time age we met in Rio, so it is nice to have our new Newsletter with abstracts of the papers presented during the meetings, and some reports from our activities. For those of you who were not able to attend, I hope these texts will be interesting and beneficial for your own personal reflection on the theme. Maybe you are even challenged to write some comments. If so, please do. Our discussions should not be limited to the annual meetings. It is the responsibility of all of us to keep this committee alive and vibrant.
Léontine Meijer-van Mensch