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.
SAVE the date: COMCOL’s 2015 annual conference will be organised in cooperation with ICOM Korea and will be hosted by The National Folk Museum of Korea. The conference will be dedicated to the sustainability of collecting and collections. The dates are set on October Monday 26 - Saturday 31.
Spring 2015 is already at our doorsteps. Our conference in Celje was again an inspiring and thought provoking get together. For those who could not be there in December, we are happy to report to you in the next newsletter and on our website soon.
This year we are very excited to be welcoming you all in Seoul, Korea. Have a look at the conference page where you can also find call for paper.
We hope this year will be full of dialogue and exchange again. If you have interesting news to share, a new project an publication or if you would like come in contact with other colleagues internationally to exchange experiences, please feel free to email us or post on our facebook page.
Léontine Meijer-van Mensch