ICOFOM LAC Coming Events
Latin American and Caribbean Perspectives on The New Museum Definition: “Overview of Latin American and Caribbean Museum Theory: Contributions for a Definition of Museums”, 23rd June 2021
Link to register: https://forms.gle/P4W384F79bgnbcjb8
Registration for ICOFOM LAC webinar
The second webinar will address the theme “Overview of Latin American and Caribbean Museum Theory: Contributions for a Definition of Museums” on June 23, 2021, at 2:00 pm (GMT-3 – Brasília time).
Alissandra Cummins (Barbados)
Freire Rodríguez Saldaña (México)
Luis Alegría Licuime (Chile)
Attention: you will receive an email with the link to access the platform on the week of the event.
Organization: ICOFOM LAC
Co-organization: ICOM Argentina, ICOM Costa Rica and the Museums Associations of the Caribbean
Support: ICOM, ICOFOM
Director of the Museum and Historical Society of Barbados, Alissandra Cummins is internationally recognized in matters concerning heritage, museum development and art. From 2004-2010, she served as President of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) – the first woman and the first person from the Caribbean to do so – and represented Barbados as a member of the Executive Board of UNESCO from 2011-2013, which she chaired from 2012-13. She teaches Museum and Heritage Studies at the University of the West Indies and currently is part of the editorial board of the International Journal of Museum Management and Curatorship, as well as the advisory board of the International Network of the Slave Route Project. She was recently elected as President of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.
She was instrumental in the creation of the Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC), serving as founding President from 1989. She was also active first as a Board Member and then as President of the International Association for Caribbean Archaeology (IACA). She also served as UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee Chair for the Promotion of Return of Cultural Property to Countries of Origin or its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation (ICPRCP), from 2003 to 2005. In 2007, she was appointed President of UNESCO’s International Advisory Board Memory of the World (MoW) Programme, as well as serving as Rapporteur and Vice- Chairperson on the World Heritage Committee. She has recently been appointed to the board of UNESCO’s newly established International Centre of Documentary Heritage (ICDH).
In her capacity as Special Envoy of Cultural Heritage by the Government of Barbados, she has been responsible for advising Government on technical issues and development policies, and represents the nation at regional and international levels. She currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board of the Barbados National Art Gallery, and similarly chairs the Barbados National Commission for UNESCO.
Alissandra Cummins is a Fellow of the Museums Association (UK), An Honorary member of ICOM and a member of the Commonwealth Association of Museums’ Cowrie Circle. She was awarded Barbados’s Gold Crown of Merit in 2006 in recognition of her services to the development of heritage and museums.
Freire Rodríguez Saldaña
Freire Rodríguez Saldaña is a Sociologist with training in Art History and Museology. He has professional experience of more than twenty years in the world of museums, first as a mediator in the Wings and Roots to Children Program. Then, for just over fifteen years, in the National Coordination of Museums and Exhibitions of the INAH, starting as a collaborator of the Subdirección of Museology, with the opportunity to participate with various areas and projects of the Network of Museums of that institute, closing his cycle as head of the National Program of Public Studies. He has participated in various national and international forums and has publications on museological theory and public studies. He was a representative of ICOFOM-Mexico from 2013 to 2015 and member of ICOM. Currently, he is an independent researcher.
Luis Alegría Licuime
Of Diaguita ethnic descent, Luis Alegría Licuime holds a PhD in American Studies (Instituto IDEA/Universidad Santiago de Chile, 2017); Master in Anthropology and Development (University of Chile, 2007); Professor of History, Geography and Civic Education (UMCE, 1999); Diploma in Museology (University of Chile, 2000) and Diploma in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Public Policies, Henry Dunant Foundation (Chile, 2001).
He is the guest professor of the Master in Art and Heritage of the University of Concepción, professor of continuing education at the IDEA Institute of the University of Santiago de Chile.
He has published articles on the history of museums in Chile, museology, heritage, memory and education.
He was a teacher of the Educational Department of the National Historical Museum, Coordinator of Education of the Villa Grimaldi Memory Site. Today he is Head of Research at the National Historical Museum. He is the Principal investigator of the Fondecyt project (11200259): History of heritage practices in nineteenth-century Chile. The case of the heritage collection of Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna.
His research focuses on the study of material culture, especially museum collections, processes of monumentalization and patrimonialization, related to the use and social appropriation of the past in memory, history and historiography.
Latin American and Caribbean Perspectives on The New Museum Definition: “Decolonization of museum thinking and theory to discuss the definition of museums”, 28th April, 2021
Link to register for Keynote Speaker: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_d0Zqw2c4QFq4UkoivE76Pw?fbclid=IwAR0O7DCBSWYrj_zhP39QvkcVaoeiLTIBbrwGFHRUPHz9LjSwQMjj8D5j5pM
Link to register for Panel: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1TXSlrbTQYOvaLaCl_45tg
ICOFOM LAC are pleased to announce the panelists for first webinar in the project Latin American and Caribbean Perspectives on The New Museum Definition: “Decolonization of museum thinking and theory to discuss the definition of museums”! This panel will be moderated by Kaye Hall, Vice President of ICOM Barbados.
Luciana Souza graduated in History from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). She holds a Masters and Doctorate from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) in the Postgraduate Program in Museology and Heritage (UNIRIO / MAST). She also has a Post-doctorate in History and Heritage from the Federal University of Goiás (UFG). She is currently a consultant of the Archives of Memória Operária do Rio de Janeiro (AMORJ).
Fernando Navarro is a Professor and Graduate in Philosophy. He obtained a Masters in Social and Human Sciences with a mention in Political and Social Philosophy from the National University of Quilmes. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Regional Socio-Historical Research Institute dependent on the National University of Rosario and the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (ISHIR / UNR-CONICET) in the Research Support Professional Career. He is Professor of Philosophical, Scientific and Humanistic Thought and Professional Ethics at the Higher School of Museology of the Municipality of Rosario.
Ian Bethell Bennett
Ian Bethell Bennett’s current artistic project explores the historical implications of the royal corporation on “for export” in the postcolony. His recent publications focus on unequal development in the Caribbean particularly in The Bahamas and Puerto Rico. He writes on art and culture and has participated in NE7, NE8, and NE9, as well as in 2018 Double Dutch “Hot Water”. He works around race, gender, class development, and unequal spatial relations. He writes in the daily newspapers on gender and development.
Tune in to this webinar on April 28th, 2021 at 3pm Brazil time (GMT-3), 2pm EST and AST on Zoom (with translation), Registration Link (limited capacity): https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1TXSlrbTQYOvaLaCl_45tg or on Facebook: @icofomlacoficial (without translation).
This project has received support from International Council of Museums – ICOM (SAREC) and Icofom – International Committee for Museology.
The first webinar, “Decolonization of museum thinking and theory to discuss the definition of museums” is co-organized by ICOM El Salvador, ICOM Barbados, and the Museums Association of the Caribbean.
28th ICOFOM LAM REGIONAL MEETING
“Towards a definition of the museum from a Latin American and Caribbean perspective: epistemological foundations”
November 4th -6th (Virtual mode)