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ICOM-US Upcoming Virtual Events
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Monday, May 18, 2020 from 11:30am-12:00pm ET/8:30am-9:00am PT
"BYOL- bring your own lunch or snack"

Join ICOM‐US and your fellow international colleagues for a virtual lunch to network and celebrate International Museum Day while learning about recent ICOM updates.
ICOM-US Co-Chair, Tom Loughman
CEO and Director, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
ICOM-US Co-Chair, Lonnie Bunch
Secretary, The Smithsonian Institution
The webinar presentation will be provided by the ICOM-US Co-chairs, Tom Loughman and Lonnie Bunch, and there will be a Q&A opportunity for membership at the end of the webinar. Feel free to submit your questions to the co-chairs in advance of the webinar during registration below.
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Once you have completed your registration, you will be sent an individualized link directly to your email to use to join the webinar the day of the meeting. Go To Webinar will send you reminders by email with this link the day before and day of the webinar as well. Please email if you have any questions.
International Museum Day #IMD2020
ICOM's International Museum Day #IMD2020, scheduled for May 18th, has adjusted to go digital this year and celebrates "Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion." See inspiring ideas of how museums have participated in the past; download this year's graphics and guidelines; and put your museum on the virtual map, as described in this article by ICOM-US board member Deborah Ziska. 

We will promote your IMD2020 event(s) on ICOM-US's Facebook, Twitter & Instagram feeds. Send a brief description of your event, a jpeg with photo credit and caption, and a contact name and email to:

More IMD2020 links:
IMD2020 Website
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ICOM-US Hot Topics Webinar
More information coming soon as part of the AAM Virtual Meeting
Webinar Description: What challenges do you share with your international colleagues? Shifts in demographics and national leadership, destruction of cultural and natural heritage, increasing socioeconomic disparity impact the sustainability of museums worldwide. How are these issues amplified through the current pandemic?

Join members of the ICOM-US Board as they discuss issues raised at the 2019 ICOM general conference, and current perspectives shared by international colleagues.

More information regarding exact date and time will be shared shortly (tentative date: June 4, 2020). Please email with any questions.
NEW ICOM-US Webinar Series Coming Soon!
More information to be announced
ICOM-US Museum Definition Webinar presented by Kathy Dwyer Southern, Bill Eiland and Rick West.  To be scheduled, more information to come.
  • Thank you to those of you who completed the ICOM-US Museum Definition Survey!
  • We received over 300 responses to the survey and we look forward to sharing the feedback with you during our future webinar.
Additional virtual programs will be announced in the coming months!
Updates to AAM 2020
Kicking off on International Museums Day, May 18, and continuing June 1-4, the AAM Virtual Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo (#AAMvirtual) will bring you networking opportunities, inspiring programming, and the MuseumExpo to a new virtual experience.

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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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