January 2020
AAM 2020
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*Note that the committee is taking a long view of shaping the board, so nominations received this year may be considered in future years.
A Bridge to the Future
ICOM-US Annual Meeting and Activities
at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting 

San Francisco, May 17–20, 2020
The Future Awaits You at #AAM2020

Join ICOM-US at the 2020 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo! Registration is open: register today, here

2020 Schedule

ICOM-US Sessions 

Monday, May 18, 2020
10:30-11:45pm PST
Hot Topics discussions from Kyoto

1:00-2:00pm PST
Museum Disasters: Be Prepared & Preserve Cultural Heritage

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
11:00am-12:00pm PST
Climate Resilience and Ocean Conservation Living Museum in the making in San Francisco - the host city of AAM 2020

ICOM-US Events (more information coming soon):

International Museum Day: Monday, May 18, 2020,
The theme is “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”
For details click here

ICOM-US Luncheon and Business MeetingMonday, May 18, 2020
11:40am-1:00pm PST
Keynote speaker: Kaywin Feldman- Director, National Gallery of Art

AAM headquarters hotel- Hilton San Francisco Union  Square
$40 ticket available on the AAM registration site, here

ICOM-US Reception- Tour of Diego Rivera Murals and Dinner at the City Club: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
3:30-7:30pm PST
Event ticket price: $75/per person (more information TBA, tickets not yet available for purchase).

Reminder: 2020 ICOM Membership is OPEN
Are you interested in hosting your International Committee annual meeting in the U.S.?  ICOM-US has developed a new sponsorship agreement to help support our International Committees meetings in the U. S. Contact
We also recommend referring to the conference manual from the NATHIST 2018 conference for guidance when preparing for your International Committee meeting.
Upcoming Events

Call for Proposals

Theoretical Museology in U.S. and Tribal Contexts

A Symposium Organized and Hosted by the International  Committee for Museology (ICOFOM), International Council of Museums –U.S. (ICOM-U.S.), the Association of African American Museums (AAAM), and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)

Online symposium dates: August 27-28, 2020
All proposals and communication to be emailed to 
Proposals due: February 28, 2020

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The joint meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) and the International Council of Museums Committee for Museums and Collections of Natural History (ICOM NATHIST) will take place from the 7th – 13th June 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. The theme for the meeting is ‘The Role of Natural History Collections in Global Challenges’.

Abstract submission is NOW OPEN! Submissions will be open until February 14, 2020! Click here for more information regarding the abstracts and click here for the Conference Website!

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For more information on the conference, please contact 

ICOM-CC (Committee for Conservation) is excited about their 19th Triennial Conference in Beijing, 14-18 September 2020. This will be the first time ICOM-CC goes to “zhōng guó”, 中国 (the Middle Country) for a conference on conservation. The theme of the conference is: Transcending Boundaries: Integrated Approaches to Conservation.The conference will serve as an eye opener as well as a forum for conservation professionals from all over the world to knowledge, traditions, and skills, and learn from each other’s practices, philosophies, and materials. 

Head over to the ICOM-CC Triennial Conference Website here to learn more about registration, the conference program and more!  

Applications are OPEN for ICOM-CC/Getty Foundation International Program Travel Grants. To learn who, how and when to apply, click here

Any questions about the travel grant should be directed to:
ICMAH would like to strengthen the network between archaeology and history museums. For the purpose they will soon propose local workshops and events to facilitate sharing experiences. This project will be soon announced on ICMAH
website and in social media. Please follow: @icomicmah on FacebookTwitter and Instagram
ICOM released the ICOM Social Media Guidelines during ICOM Kyoto 2019, in an effort to share good practices and tips on how to create communication campaigns and efficiently manage social media accounts.

To learn more about examples, practical tips and free recommendations on how you can manage your Committee’s social media accounts, please visit the ICOM Social Media webpage. 

*The guidelines are available in English, French and Spanish. 
A SUMMARY OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS Thank you for your membership and support on behalf of ICOM-US!
Tom Loughman and Lonnie Bunch
ICOM-US Co-Chairs

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