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
We are already well into 2014, and I noticed that my next message to you is well overdue.
In the past months the committee has been working hard on the new issue of Museum International. We received many interesting proposals and are now looking forward receiving the final papers of the selected writers. Furthermore we almost finalized our program for this years conference in Celje. We hope we may welcome many of you in December.
As we would like to extend exchange of thoughts, tips, professional developments, publications and papers beside and beyond the conference I would like to invite you all to share these with us either on Facebook or email us, so we can include it in the next Newsletter.
We look forward to hear (from) you!
Léontine Meijer-van Mensch