COMCOL – International Committee for Collecting
22 August 2022, 16:00–17:30, Prague Congress Centre
Organizing committee: COMCOL, ICOM SE
Past, present and future tense
In this session we revisit (together with ICOM SE) the past by returning to the roots of COMCOL. From the legacy of SAMDOK we look at the present. Which developments in contemporary collecting can we identify and how do these feed into ambitions for the future. We invite ICOM members to explore with us, exchange and challenge each other to build sustainable collecting practices.
23 August 2022, 14:30–16:00, Prague Congress Centre
Organizing committees: COMCOL, CIDOC
Breaking down, building up: rethinking collecting practices
In the joint session of CIDOC and COMCOL we will proceed with conversations started in 2021 around rethinking museum practices: decolonizing collections. How to look at power structures that surround collections and collecting. How to dismantle or shift these structures in an aim for a more just approach to heritage? Together with our members we would like to exchange experiences, best and worst cases and build on our capacity to change for a better future.
23 August 2022, 16:30–18:00, Prague Congress Centre
Organizing committees: COMCOL, ICOM US, IC ETHICS, ICEE
Just and Committed, Collecting, Curating, and Exchanging for Tomorrow
In a time of social and political division, growing concerns about the climate, environmental degradation and demographic change, many museums increasingly see themselves challenged to play a role in complex questions of racism, inequality, health and wellbeing, placemaking and active citizenship. During our joint session, we will, together with our members, reflect and discuss the ethical challenges of contemporary collecting and curating when thinking of a different tomorrow.