Open Space

DAILY ART NEWS

Dubai will host ICOM 2025, the world’s largest conference on museums

Every three years, the international museum community comes together for the biggest conference of this sector: the triennial ICOM General Conference. Since its first edition in 1948, ICOM’s General Conference has become a worldwide reputed hub for exchange about the topical issues museums tackle today and the most innovative solutions.
The Advisory Council of ICOM elected Dubai as the host city of the 27th General Conference, which will take place in 2025.

In its presentation the UAE proposed to host the conference around the theme of ‘The Future of Museums in Rapidly Changing Communities’, which would feature discussions around change, recovery, transparency and accessibility.

The world we live in today is vastly different from the one we used to know not so long ago. A torrent of events — a pandemic, massive protests, natural disasters, soaring inequalities, a technology and digital revolution, to name a few — has changed everything we thought we knew and led to the one thing we can be certain of: tomorrow will be uncertain. We are all trying to learn to cope, adapt, change, progress within a fast-changing environment, with some communities and people better equipped than others to face the changes.
Our museums have been going through the same process, albeit not always at the same pace. As we seek to transform ourselves and relate to others, so do our museums. And that is the explorative journey we are proposing at the Conference: where might we go next, together – museums and communities, hand in hand, for a better future? We, as museum professionals and members of our communities need to recognise them and find ways to use them to our advantage and to the greater good, reinforcing our role as a social actor – activist, and an agent for changes.

Sheikh Mohammed said the win “gives a strong impetus to the country’s cultural sector”.

Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, chairperson of Dubai Culture and Member of Dubai Council also tweeted adding, “The 27th ICOM conference in Dubai will be an opportunity to mobilise efforts, ideas and capabilities to enhance the role of all museums as protectors of human and knowledge heritage and enhance their cultural and societal role in a more effective manner.”

For more information, please visit www.icom.museum/en/

 

Where Eyes Rest: Stéphanie Saadé’s exhibition at Grey Noise
Artist’s Talk at Tashkeel
Shamma Al Amri's "So to Speak" at Tashkeel
Kayaking Around Louvre Abu Dhabi During the Full Moon
Drawing 101 Course with Bassem Boules at Tashkeel
Khaleej Modern: Pioneers and Collectives in the Arabian Peninsula
Realistic Drawing Workshops with James Razko
Spectacular Street Art at La Mer beach
RISO Printing Workshop at Tashkeel
Online Masterclasses with Emirati Artists

Most-Read Stories

Dubai Expo 2020. A Look Into the Future
Dubai Expo 2020. A Look Into the Future
Zaha Hadid in the United Arab Emirates. An Architect Ahead of her Time
Zaha Hadid in the United Arab Emirates. An Architect Ahead of her Time
Al Noor Island - a place where art and culture meet nature
Al Noor Island - a place where art and culture meet nature
Norman Foster - an Architect Building the Future. Projects in the United Arab Emirates
Norman Foster - an Architect Building the Future. Projects in the United Arab Emirates
Stéphanie Saadé Grey Noise
Where Eyes Rest: Stéphanie Saadé’s exhibition at Grey Noise
Stéphanie Saadé Grey Noise
Where Eyes Rest: Stéphanie Saadé’s exhibition at Grey Noise
Artist’s Talk Tashkeel
Artist’s Talk at Tashkeel
Artist’s Talk Tashkeel
Artist’s Talk at Tashkeel
Shamma Amri Speak Tashkeel
Shamma Al Amri's "So to Speak" at Tashkeel
Shamma Amri Speak Tashkeel
Shamma Al Amri's "So to Speak" at Tashkeel
Kayaking Louvre Abu Dhabi
Kayaking Around Louvre Abu Dhabi During the Full Moon
Kayaking Louvre Abu Dhabi
Kayaking Around Louvre Abu Dhabi During the Full Moon

OpenSpace

Sign Up for our Newsletters

Enter a search term