To create a dynamic COMCOL network in Brazil, COMCOL boardmembers Claudia Porto and Antonio Motta started a Portuguese blog. Their aim is to collaboratively identify, debate and address the major topics related to collecting in Brazil. Besides the blog they have started this year to also organise meetings where topics are addressed and discussed. This November they will organise a one day seminar in Rio. Click here to visit the COMCOL Brasil blogsite
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.
Annual Conference COMCOL’s 2015 annual conference is taking place from October 26-31. It is 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. To register and for more details please click here
NEW: On November 27 there will be an one day seminar in Rio organised by the COMCOL Brasil networkgroup. More on this event will follow soon.
The summer has arrived and we are preparing our next annual conference, which will take place from 26 - 31 October in Seoul, South Korea. The registration is open and the program with great keynote speakers, paper presentation from all over the world and exciting workshops is nearly finished. Have a look at the conference page for more information on what to expect and where to register.
We hope to see many of you there and for those who can not join us we will make sure the reports will be posted on the website and updates will be on facebook.
Have a great summer,
Léontine Meijer-van Mensch