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ICOM holds inaugural Conference in Dunedin in collaboration with BGCI

10 September 2013

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) New Zealand is pleased to announce its inaugural annual conference and annual general meeting, hosted by Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin  on the 25th and 26th of October 2013.

As part of the Conference, a joint event will be organised in association with the 5th Global Botanic Gardens Congress.

The joint event comes at the end of the BGCI conference, and forms the start of the ICOM Conference. For those in ICOM and those in BGCI this jointly convened programme provides an opportunity for the members of both organisations to communicate with one another, explore common ground and to think laterally about their own practice as the guardians and interpreters of heritage.

Highlights to the event include:

  • A keynote speech by Professor of Museum Studies, Simon Knell, of the University of Leicester, an engaging speaker with a broad knowledge of natural and cultural heritage. He will be speaking on “Object Lessons: Museums, Objects, Collections.”
  • A joint lunch, for networking and general discussion between members of ICOM and BGCI.
  • A visit to the Chinese Gardens in Dunedin

Further information is available on the conference website

All 5GBGC delegates are welcome to attend the joint event. Please register using the form, which can be downloaded here.

Registration fees (NZ$40) will be payable in cash to BGCI at the Congress.




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