Defining the Museum

Defining the museum in the 21st century: the ICOFOM symposia and meetings

“Since 2017, after the ICOM decision to revise its museum definition, ICOFOM has been developing and supporting a series of conferences and publications on the subject in several countries and languages. Here are some of the most recent synthesis of these conferences and the latest news on the topic.”

-Bruno Brulon Soares, Chair of ICOFOM,  March 17, 2020

Archived:

Definir le musée du XXIe siècle, Paris, June, 2017

Synthesis in English

Sinthèse en français

Sintesis en español

Defining the museum of the 21st century, Beijing, October 2017

Conclusions from the Beijing symposium in English

Conclusiones del simposio de Beijing en Espagnol

Defining the museum of the 21st century, Buenos Aires, November 2017

Synthesis from the Symposium, in English

Defining the museum of the 21st century, St. Andrews, November 2017

Summary from the conference at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, in English

Defining the museum of the 21st century, Rio de Janeiro, November 2017

Synthesis in English

Synthesis in Brazilian Portuguese

Defining the museum of the 21st century, Moscow, May-June 2018

Summary from two roundtables held in Moscow, Russia, in English

Defining the museum of the 21st century, Leuven, January 2018

Summary from the roundtables held in Leuven, Belgium, in English

Defining the museum of the 21st century, Conference of the German Speaking National Committees of ICOM, 2018 

Summary from the Conference, in English

Defining the museum of the 21st century, debates of the Baltic Museology School, Kaunas, Lithuania, June 2018

Summary from the debates, in English

Defining the museum of the 21st century: Evolving multiculturalism in museums in the United States, September 2018

Summary from the debates, in English