Previous Conferences 1998-2003
ICR Annual Conference 2003
Museums and Regional Development
Merida / Mexico
ICR Annual Conference will be held in Mexico southeast area. The beautiful city of Merida in the Yucatan state will be the host of the conference work from October 26 to November 1th, with the general theme “Museums and Regional Development“.
It might be trivial to say that we live in a rapidly changing world, socially, economically, technologically, etc. What are the challenges facing the museums in this changing world? How do museums respond to the fundamental changes in the society?
Yesterday museums were quite places for information on the past. Today are many museums open for a wide range of cultural and social questions such as identity, democracy, marketing regions or economical growth. The ICR conference in Mexico will focus on this kind of questions, that is the role of museums and their contribution to local and regional development.
ICR Annual Conference 2002
Museum Quality and Standards on a Practical Level
23.09 – 28.09.2002
Croatia, Stuvicka Toplice
ICR has been exploring the theme of quality and museum work for several years now and as a result the book “Guidelines to improve museum quality and standards” has been published. But how to use these guidelines in every day museum work? The book was presented in Croatia and the conference was organised in a way to show how the contemporary theory in museum management, collecting, marketing, visitor service etc. functions on a practical level.
Publication: Manneby, Hans/Prasch,Hartmut/Hofmann, Rainer (Ed.), Guidelines to Improve Museum Quality and Standards. Proceedings of an ICR Project 1999- 2002 ISBN 3-900835-17-9.
ICOM General Conference 2001
Improving Museum Quality
01. – 06. July 2001
Barcelona / Spain
Improving Museum Quality has been the concern of ICR in three Annual Conferences from 1999 to 2001. We have moved from general perspectives on the topic to more practical questions on how to improve museum quality.
ICR Annual Conference 2000
Museum Quality and Standards
29.10. – 03.11.2000
Nairobi / Kenya
The Conference took place in Nairobi, Kenya and continued the discussions on museums accreditation and quality that has started in Greece.
ICR Annual Conference 1999
17. – 24. October 1999
The general theme for the conference was “Museum Accreditation”, a topic of great interest and relevance for many museums around the world. The broad interest in these questions and the need for collegial exchange of ideas was obvious during our ICR sessions in Australia. Participation: approximately 80 representatives.
Publication: Manneby, Hans/Prasch, Hartmut/Hofmann, Rainer (Ed.), Museum Accreditation. A quality proof for museums. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of ICR in Athens 1999. ISBN 3-900835-15-2.
ICOM General Conference 1998
The Regional Museums in a Polycultural Society
12. – 16. October 1998
The annual conference of ICR was held under the general theme “Museums in a Policultural Society”. The term “polycultural” should clarify that the theme has many more aspects than only multicultural – a term which today is often used as a synonym for multi-ethnology. Participation: approximately 30 representatives from 16 countries.