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INTERCOM - FIHRM 2016: The ethical museum

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4-6 July 2016
Milan, Italy

Held during the ICOM 2016 General Conference on Museums and Cultural Landscapes

INTERCOM and the Federation of International Human Rights Museums (FIHRM, ICOM Affiliated Organisation) are once again joining forces in 2016 to hold a meeting on current thinking in museum ethics under the overall ICOM conference theme of Museums and Cultural Landscapes.

The INTERCOM and FIHRM session will consider the political, social and economic landscapes of museums and the ethical challenges that these might pose. We will look at current museum thinking in managing the external environment and consider international case studies concerned with ethical dilemmas such as sponsorship, illicit trafficking, migration, and human rights.

What are the implications for managing museums successfully? What obligation does the museum have to its governing body? And to the public? How can a museum code of ethics support museums to resolve some of these conflicts?

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INTERCOM 2015 Washington DC

INTERCOM 2015 – Leadership for a Sustainable Museum

28-31 October 2015, Washington DC, USA

In 2015, the INTERCOM conference tool place in Washington DC in partnership with ICOM US. We currently have no online publicatons, but hope to have some of the proceedings available in due course. If you wish to have more information about this conference please contact intercom@kulturstyrelsen.dk

INTERCOM - FIHRM 2014 - The Social Impact of Museums

1-4 May 2014

Taipei, Taiwan

21st century museum management is confronted with many social challenges. Museums have to be more active in trying to reconsider their social value so that they can fulfill their duty of social responsibility.  INTERCOM together with the Federation of International Human Rights Museums (FIHRM) discussed The Social Impact of Museums and underlying challenges in contemporary museum management in three key themes:

1. Museum Value and Valuation
2. Social Memories and Equality Empowerment
3. Social enterprise and working with communities

Go to conference website to read some of the papers and presentations from the conference.

Calling for translations! The Torreon Declaration for museums worldwide!

The Torreon Declaration was made at the 2009 annual meeting of INTERCOM, which was held in Torreon, Mexico and attended by over 180 deegates from 20 countries across all continents. The Torreon Declaration indicates that museums around the world are now active in displaying and analysing the many and complex aspects of human rights and the representation of minorities and other disadvantaged groups. We would like to disseminate the message as widely as possible and would like you to contribute by sending us a version in your language.

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Please send us your translation to intercom@kulturstyrelsen.dk

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Torreon Declaration

Museum Responsibility to Promote Human Rights

INTERCOM believes that it is a fundamental responsibility of museums, wherever possible, to be active in promoting diversity and human rights, respect and equality for people of all origins, beliefs and background.