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.
COMCOL Brasil Seminar 2015: On Nov. 27th there will be a seminar in Rio, organised by COMCOL Brazil members. For detailed program (in Portugese) please visit the COMCOL Brasil website
COMCOL Annual Conference and Meeting 2016 will take place in Milan, Italy, in conjunction with ICOM’s General Conference 3-9 July. Read more under Coming COMCOL conference.
We returned inspired and energised from our annual meeting in Seoul. Thank you National Folk Museum of Korea and ICOM Korea for your hospitality and your kindness. Thank all participant for sharing your experiences and thoughts with us. It was an unforgettable adventure.
Later this month we will have another event. For the first time a special COMCOL network seminar is organised in Rio de Janeiro. Furthermore the dates for next year Milan are also available and early birds can already register.
Reports from both 2015 events will come online later, as well as updates on Milan. Keep an eye on our Facebook for updates.
For now enjoy the final weeks of 2015!
Léontine Meijer-van Mensch