This on-going Committee will continue to look at the extant Rules approved in Liege in 2009 with an aim to completing a draft for approval at our meeting in Taiwan, in October 2011. Hopefully, this will then conclude the work of this Committee for the time being, unless there is cause to reconvene to make further Amendments or to upgrade in concert with new Rules for International Committees as developed by ICOM.
Committee on Committees
This new Committee will look at the structural requirements for extant and new Committees, and establish procedural guidelines for their functioning either directly within ICOFOM or under its umbrella (e.g. LAM, SIB). It can also make suggestions or recommendations to the President for the establishment of new ongoing or ad hoc Committees as may be necessary from time to time.
At this point, the Amendments Committee is transforming itself into the Committee on Committees.
Chair of the Committee: Lynn Maranda firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Harris email@example.com
Olga Truevtseva firstname.lastname@example.org
Gladys Barrios email@example.com
Kuo-ning Chen firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna Leshchenko email@example.com
Martin Schärer firstname.lastname@example.org
Hildegard Vieregg email@example.com
The use of language capable of communicating the complex reality of today’s social and cultural values - ethical, aesthetic, scientific and technological - has been and still is a permanent concern for those in charge of analyzing and transmitting social and cultural messages, particularly when working in the field of museology.
Since 1993, the need to consolidate the work done throughout so many years, led to reaching an agreement on the methodology to retrieve, standardize and disseminate museological language. A working group was set up under the coordination of André Desvallées to start preparing the guidelines for the Encyclopaedia Museologica to be published. This work on terminology continues nowadays, chaired by André Desvallées, with the permanent contribution of François Mairesse and other specialized ICOFOM members.
The Transition Project is an international social movement unifying institutions and individuals within the sphere of cultural heritage, aimed at supporting the processes of democratic transformation.
This project was presented at the UNESCO General Conference in Paris by its founder, Dr. Vinos Sofka with the support of the Czech Republic. It was approved in October 1995 under the name of Heritage, Museums and Museology for Social, Cultural and Environmental Transition.
In 1999 the name was changed into From Oppression to Democracy, creating an International Movement devoted to support democratic transition in the world.
The main mission of this project is to prevent the threat of totalitarisms and to support the consolidation of democratic processes through the recognition of culture and heritage as significant factors of political, economical and social changes.
Dr. Vinos Sofka
Honorary President ICOFOM
ICOFOM has brought together a wide theoretical-documentary corpus, which calls for systematic reading, capable of extracting the conceptual wealth contained therein.
On April 2004, in the city of Buenos Aires, professionals in the field of museums, museology and related disciplines gathered to launch the activities of a research group set up in Argentina under the name of ICOFOM Argentinian Research Group (ArGROUP) which would be in charge of studying the pertinence of the documents pursued to each of the topics addressed throughout ICOFOM’s history.
The proposal was to analyze and evaluate all the papers presented for the last 30 years at the ICOFOM STUDY SERIES (ISS), to select for publishing the texts considered essential for the development of museological theory and to promote and disseminate its use among professionals on Museology and related disciplines, ICOM members, universities and schools of Museology among many others.
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ICOFOM Committee on Committees
The purpose of this committee is to review ICOFOM publications as they are now, and to propose any changes that seem necessary. The members will give suggestions and gather pertinent information, and when possible follow-up with help for translations and production. Publications are seen as part of the overall ICOFOM communication strategy.
Chair of the committee: Suzanne Nash (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Heloisa Costa (email@example.com) Nelly Decarolis (firstname.lastname@example.org) André Desvalléées (email@example.com) (ex-officio) Monica de Gorgas (firstname.lastname@example.org) Francois Mairesse (email@example.com) Kerstin Smeds (firstname.lastname@example.org) Lina Tahan (email@example.com) Damdin Tsedmaa (firstname.lastname@example.org) Annette Viel (email@example.com) Hildegard Vieregg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The website working group aims to maintain and improve the communication and dissemination of ICOFOM's past accomplishments and future activities. It will populate the ICOFOM website with existing papers, advertise upcoming meetings and events, and promote the work done in regional subcommittees. In these ways it seeks to increase the participation of new and young members by taking advantage of virtual and electronic tools to reach more people and engage them in dialogue.
Chair of the committee: Bruno Brulon (email@example.com)
Jan Dolak (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Anita Shah (email@example.com)
Luciana Menezes de Carvalho (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Anna Leshchenko (email@example.com)
Olga Truevtseva (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Supreo Chanda (email@example.com)
Mariaclaudia Cristofano (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ICOFOM’s Survey Committee has been established to prepare a short survey to send to all ICOFOM members. The new ICOFOM Board plans to develop a fresh strategy, but feels that it cannot do this without first polling the ICOFOM membership. Survey Committee members will provide suggestions and gather pertinent information in the course of formatting the survey. A survey form will then be sent to each member and members will be asked to propose any changes that seem necessary and any new initiatives that should be considered. The resulting submissions will form the basis for ICOFOM’s programme over the next three years. When the process is completed, a summary report will be posted on the ICOFOM website.
Chair of the committee: Jan Dolak (email@example.com)
Lynn Maranda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bruno Brulon Soares (email@example.com)
Anna Leshchenko (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vitaly Ananiev (email@example.com)
Dana Veselska (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Petr Nekuza (email@example.com)
Vaclav Rutar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Zaneta Maresova (email@example.com)