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 is with great pleasure that I look back at 2013. The year we became an official committee, we seated a new board, launched our new website and now a new lay-out for our newsletter. I hope 2014 will be a year again full of interesting exchange. Please feel free to share your thoughts, tips, professional developments, publications and papers with us either on Facebook or email us, so we can include it in the next Newsletter. Lastly I hope to welcome many of you at our annual COMCOL conference, which will be held in Celje, Slovenia this year.
Léontine Meijer-van Mensch