2014 Vietnam


ICOM-ICTOP held its annual conference in Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, Oct. 21-25, 2014.

Rethinking Museums & Sustainable Development for the Global Profession

Postcolonial Museology, Appropriate Capacity Building and Regional Engagement

It was an intensive Professional Development Program in partnership with ICOM Vietnam, Vietnam Ministry of Culture and Tourism, ICOM MINOM, and the International Institute for the Inclusive Museum with the support of the ICOM Asia Pacific Alliance. This was a remarkable opportunity to join with Asia Pacific colleagues, Inclusive Museum and Vietnam colleagues to address pressing issues in sustainability, professional development, appropriate museology and capacity building.

Guiding documents

ICOM 2013 Resolutions 4 and 6 from Rio

RESOLUTION NO. 4 addresses: Museums, Gender Mainstreaming and Inclusion: Benchmarking against the ICOM Cultural Diversity Charter, Shanghai 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 6 addresses: Viability and Sustainability of Museums

ICOM Code of Ethics; ICOM Cultural Diversity Charter (PDF); and Rio +20 & UN Post 2015 Development Agenda material.

“More of the Same Will Not do”

Ban-ki Moon, UN Secretary General, June 2012  (Rio+20)