Registration open for International Congress of Maritime Museums
Posted: Saturday 23rd April 2022
This will be a very special Congress, not just because it will be the first opportunity for many to meet again in person after such a long, enforced break, but also because 2022 is the 50th Anniversary of the International Congress of Maritime Museums.
Our world has changed significantly in the past few years. Impacts of the pandemic, of climate change, and the state of our oceans, as well as racism and social inequities have become global priorities. To continue to be relevant, museums have had to change. They have broadened dialogues to become more inclusive, to tell more diverse stories, and even to scrutinize some of their own practices and traditions of preserving and presenting our heritage. One thing is clear – this new world beckons our museums to embrace creative, collaborative, and innovative approaches to connecting our past, present, and future.
Over the course of the week, the ICMM will explore how maritime museums build engagement and relevance while aligning their work with critical global topics. Those who attend in-person will enjoy an immersive Canadian cultural experience – including entertainment, formal and casual dining, tours, and harbour excursions. A full program of tours and social activities is offered for partners of delegates.
The packed Speakers’ Program features speakers from more than thirty institutions and seventeen countries across four themed days, with more to be confirmed. Each day’s session will begin with a Keynote speech from a major figure from the maritime or heritage world.
Gateway to Canada and the (new) World is a hybrid event, hosted by The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and online from Monday 12 – Friday 16 September 2022. Find out more here.
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