I am very pleased to welcome you to the ICOFOM website, and to ICOFOM if you have not been with us before. We are an active group of museologists and scholars who enjoy probing the theoretical basis of museology, exploring museums and having fun as well.
While ICOFOM is one of the largest of the international committees, with an exceptional membership in areas underrepresented in ICOM, such as Latin America and Asia, boasting a very strong and diversified publication programme, and an active communications agenda, over the next three years, we aim to expand our use of electronic resources, to champion diversity by providing more opportunities for those who cannot get to our meetings, and to broaden our research and meeting topics and our locations to engage more museologists. To these ends we will concentrate on expanding our culturally and geographically diverse membership, will explore ways to encourage participation of young people and underrepresented nations, and will increase access to our meetings, publications and reports. These activities will be possible if we manage to raise funds from non-traditional sources, work frugally and concentrate, where necessary, on procuring gifts in kind.
I encourage you to get involved. Perhaps you can come to our annual meeting, held in different parts of the world and, if not, you could still submit a paper to be published in the ICOFOM Study Series. We are also looking for participants on our committees. As well, if you are a linguist competent in any two of English, French and Spanish, and have a little bit of time, we could use your help with translation. We have a discussion group on Linkedin and are always pleased to receive your thoughts and comments. For more information on any of these please consult this site or email Lynn Maranda, Secretary (corresponding) ICOFOM, at email@example.com .
I look forward to meeting you in person or electronically.