ICOM International Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities (CAMOC)

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History

2005, Moscow (Russia), on the initiative of Moscow City Museum and museum professionals in other countries who felt the need for a committee which would focus on museums of the city. Committee was approved by the Executive Council of International Council of Museums (ICOM) during the ICOM General Conference held in Seoul (Korea Rep), Oct 2004. At a meeting in Moscow (Russia), Apr 2005, delegates form 13 countries drafted the Committee's aims and objectives and elected an Executive Board.

Aims

Serve as a forum for all who are interested and involved in cities, where they can share knowledge and experience, exchange ideas and explore partnerships across national boundaries; be recognized as an international authority on the subject and a think-tank for ICOM on cities and city museums.

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Activities

Organizes annual scientific conference; develops a database for the operation of city museums worldwide; establishes joint projects between city museums as well as city museums and other organizations regarding the role of city museums in tackling social, financial and environmental issues in the life of their cities; networks between different stakeholders, shares information and determines best practices as well the undertakes research on city regeneration and city development on environmental issues and on urban municipal projects and their connection to city museums; organizes training and educational programmes in developing countries, through which members share, teach and exchange experiences with people on how to develop city programmes; raises funds to support city museums; publishes academic works on city museums.

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

J0228

Last News Received

2015
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