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5-11-16: https://www.1ka.si/a/92352- Dear Sir/ Madam, The last years, new regulations have been promoted in Europe as to allow museums to sell items to other public institutions or, more rarely, to private collectors. This practice is called "deaccessioning". In US, as in other European countries, museums possess many items that are never exhibited, mostly due to a lack of space and resources. On average, only 10% of the total collection of a museum is actually displayed.
As professional of an US museum, you are kindly invited to express your opinion on this topic by filling in the present survey. Your contribution is relevant in order to understand this practice and how it can be improved in the next future. We thank you very much for your time and support!
Dr. Marilena Vecco, Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
Dr. Andrej Srakar, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
5-9-16: Proceedings of the Smithsonian Institution Summit on the Museum Preservation Environment: http://opensi.si.edu/index.php/smithsonian/catalog/book/111
4/19/16- Stay involved with the issues of natural history museums and wildlife tracking here: https://icomnathisttraffic.wordpress.com/
3/24/16-Save the date and join your ICOM colleagues in Amsterdam this November!
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hotel: Andaz Amsterdam Hotel
Date: November 13-15, 2016
For more information, please visit the conference website here: http://www.museum.construction/
*Also make sure to visit the IMCC booth #16 at The 2016 ICOM Milano General Conference in July!
Contact: Brian@museum.construction regarding any conference questions.
Registration is now open: http://www.museum.construction/registration/
http://www.museum.construction/registration/*ICOM-US is a marketing partner for this conference and ICOM members can receive 10% discounted rate for registration. The discount code is: Amsterdam
Welcome to ICOM-US, the US National Committee of the International Council of Museums. Please explore our new website and discover the benefits of networking with museum colleagues from around the world through ICOM-US.
Washington, DC- May 26-29, 2016
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ELECTIONS- Congratulations Diana Pardue!
One of our Co-chairs, Diana Pardue, was elected on the Executive Council of ICOM. We are very excited for her new role and further involvement within ICOM. ICOM-US will be very well represented.
ICOM and its affiliates have upcoming meetings you can attend right here in North America in 2016!
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