The Dictionnaire encyclopédique de muséologie, produced by the members of ICOFOM and supported by ICOM, is a momentous publication with a long, ambitious history. (Cont.)
Welcome to ICOFOM, the International Committee for Museology of the International Council of Museums! This committee, which is one of the most popular of ICOM, is dedicated to the study of the theoretical grounds that guide the museum work. Museology is taught around the world, sometimes under different names (museum studies, museum theory, museumswissenschaft, critical museology,... ). ICOFOM is the only truly international forum for discussing all these forms. (Cont.)
During the 23rd General Conference of ICOM, that took place in Rio, in August of 2013, André Desvallées was elected Honorary member of ICOM. We wish to mark this moment making a collection of works by those who knew him and who were, somehow, influenced by him.
Next ICOFOM Meeting:
36th Annual ICOFOM Symposium
Paris, France, June 5-9, 2014
"New trends in museology"
The term ‘museology’ specifies here a set of theories and critical reflections related to the museum field. The definition adopted by ICOFOM includes a number of different currents, sometimes divergent, but all connected to a specific relation that man feels with reality throughout the museum experience. To state where we are today in this research when faced with analyses and developments, or even when investigating the new trends that have already appeared in the museum field: these are the objectives of this ICOFOM symposium.