ICOM KYOTO 2019

25th General Conference

1-7 September, 2019

Programme Schedule

Statutory Meeting
Opening/Closing Ceremony
Keynote Speech
Plenary Session
Committees Conferences
Panel
Workshop
Networking Session
Social Event
Excursion
ICOM members only
Meeting restricted to the Chairs of the ICOM National and International Committees, Regional Alliances and Affiliated Organisations
S.I. Simultaneous Interpretation
Time   Event Terms S.I.
9:30-12:00   Statutory Meeting: 85th ICOM Advisory Council Meeting

Statutory Meeting: 85th ICOM Advisory Council Meeting

Date: 9:30-12:00, Sunday, 1 September
Overview: The Advisory Council consists of the Chairpersons of National and International Committees, Regional Alliances, and Affiliated Organisations. It will meet in Kyoto to debate about policies, programmes, procedures and finances of ICOM.

EN,FR,ES,JP
12:00-13:30   Lunch    
13:30-15:00   Statutory Meeting: 85th ICOM Advisory Council Meeting

Statutory Meeting: 85th ICOM Advisory Council Meeting

Date: 13:30-15:00, Sunday, 1 September
Overview: The Advisory Council consists of the Chairpersons of National and International Committees, Regional Alliances, and Affiliated Organisations. It will meet in Kyoto to debate about policies, programmes, procedures and finances of ICOM.

EN,FR,ES,JP
15:00-15:30   Break    
15:30-17:30   Statutory Meeting: Separate meeting of ICOM National Committees

Statutory Meeting: Separate meeting of ICOM National Committees

Date: 15:30-17:30, Sunday, 1 September
Overview: The Boards of the ICOM Committees get together to discuss committees’ matters.

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    Statutory Meeting: Separate meeting of ICOM International Committees EN,FR,ES,JP
18:00-20:00   ICOM International Committees Board Meetings    
Time   Event Terms S.I.
9:30-10:45   Ceremony: Opening of the 25th ICOM General Conference @Kyoto International Conference Center
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10:45-11:15   Keynote speech: Kengo Kuma

Keynote speech: Kengo Kuma

Date: 10:45-11:15, Monday, 2 September
Overview: World-renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma 2016 was awarded with the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture in 2016 and is the founder of the firm Kengo Kuma & Associates. Kuma’s works, such as the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center or the V&A Dundee, stunningly blend into their natural and cultural landscape.

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11:15-11:45   Break    
11:45-13:15   Plenary Session: Curating Sustainable Futures Through Museums

Plenary Session: Curating Sustainable Futures Through Museums

Date: 11:45-13:15, Monday, 2 September
Overview: Museums constitute a wide network in all regions of the world. They are ideally situated to play a central role in long-term environmental protection, to social justice and to equitable economic exchanges. They have the potential to support multiple co-benefits for societies, the environment and the economy. This session will explore different innovative strategies that museums can follow to support society to meet unprecedented challenges.

  EN,FR,ES,JP
    Workshop: Publishing and Writing Workshop - how to get your work published in scholarly and professional publications

Workshop: Publishing and Writing Workshop - how to get your work published in scholarly and professional publications

Date: 11:45-13:15, Monday, 2 September
Overview: The aim of this workshop is to assist museum professionals and researchers in getting their proposals selected and their work published in scholarly and professional journals and books. It will also give an overview of today’s scholarly publishing environment in terms of open access policies, copyright clearance and publishing ethics.

 
12:30-18:00   Museum Fair and Expo Forum

Museum Fair and Expo Forum

Date: 12:30-18:00, Monday, 2 September
Overview: The Museums Fair and Expo Forum is an international trade event with hundreds of exhibitors and an audience of over 3,000 visitors aimed to show you new products and museum solutions.

   
13:15-14:30   Lunch    
13:30-14:30   Networking Session: ICOM Newcomers Session

Networking Session: ICOM Newcomers Session

Date: 13:30-14:30, Monday, 2 September
Overview: The welcome session is open to all new ICOM members who wish to know more about our international organisation, together with its institutional processes, missions and activities.

 
14:30-16:00   ICOM Committees conferences

ICOM Committees conferences

Date: 14:30-16:00, Monday, 2 September
Overview: The ICOM Committees get together to discuss the challenges that museums are facing today.

  EN,JP
(sellected)
    Workshop: Curating Sustainable Futures

Workshop: Curating Sustainable Futures

Date: 14:30-16:00, Monday, 2 September
Overview: Participants will contribute to a manifesto for museum professionals, on ‘Museums for the Future’. They will explore their own museums’ ‘superpower’ and contribution to sustainability, and how their roles can support planetary wellbeing.

   
    Panel: Decolonisation and Restitution - Moving Towards a More Holistic Perspective and Relational Approach 1

Panel: Decolonisation and Restitution - Moving Towards a More Holistic Perspective and Relational Approach 1

Date: 14:30-16:00, Monday, 2 September
Overview: The aim of these two concurrent sessions is to enable participants to develop a holistic view of decolonisation which includes, but is not limited to, issues of restitution. The session will help participants trace and map new and different ways of seeing and thinking around these issues; and provide new methods of creative problem solving and new approaches to conflict resolution.  These sessions will also be used as the basis for understanding how ICOM as an international network can support relationships building among communities of interest and facilitate knowledge exchange.

  EN,FR,ES,JP
16:00-16:30   Break    
16:30-18:00   ICOM Committees conferences

ICOM Committees conferences

Date: 16:30-18:00, Monday, 2 September
Overview: The ICOM Committees get together to discuss the challenges that museums are facing today.

  EN,JP
(sellected)
    Panel: Decolonisation and Restitution - Moving Towards a More Holistic Perspective and Relational Approach 2

Panel: Decolonisation and Restitution - Moving Towards a More Holistic Perspective and Relational Approach 2

Date: 16:30-18:00, Monday, 2 September
Overview: The aim of these two concurrent sessions is to enable participants to develop a holistic view of decolonisation which includes, but is not limited to, issues of restitution. The session will help participants trace and map new and different ways of seeing and thinking around these issues; and provide new methods of creative problem solving and new approaches to conflict resolution.  These sessions will also be used as the basis for understanding how ICOM as an international network can support relationships building among communities of interest and facilitate knowledge exchange.

  EN,FR,ES,JP
18:30-20:30   Ceremony: Opening party of the 25th ICOM General Conference

Ceremony: Opening party of the 25th ICOM General Conference

Date: 18:30-20:30, Monday, 2 September
Overview: During the Opening Party, participants will have the chance to meet and to enjoy the traditional Japanese culture.

   
Time   Event Terms S.I.
9:00-18:00   Museum Fair and Expo Forum

Museum Fair and Expo Forum

Date: 9:00-18:00, Tuesday, 3 September
Overview: The Museums Fair and Expo Forum is an international trade event with hundreds of exhibitors and an audience of over 3,000 visitors aimed to show you new products and museum solutions.

   
9:00-10:00   Keynote speech: Sebastião Salgado

Keynote speech: Sebastião Salgado

Date: 9:00-10:00, Tuesday, 3 September
Overview: The works of award-winning photographer Sebastião Salgadohave been and continue to be presented in museums and galleries throughout the world. The Brazilian photographer is currently working on a project on the theme of the Brazilian Amazon forest and its inhabitants, the indigenous communities. 

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10:00-10:30   Break    
10:30-12:00   Plenary Session: The Museum Definition - The backbone of ICOM

Plenary Session: The Museum Definition - The backbone of ICOM

Date: 10:30-12:00, Tuesday, 3 September
Overview: Over recent decades museums have adjusted, transformed, and re-invented their purpose, policies and practices, to the point where the ICOM museum definition no longer seems to reflect our challenges and manifold visions and responsibilities. In this plenum ICOM will bring together network experts and external voices to discuss about the overall need for a change in the museum definition and of the visions and potentials for a new definition.

  EN,FR,ES,JP
    Workshop: Digital and smart - creating and running communications campaigns and partnerships

Workshop: Digital and smart - creating and running communications campaigns and partnerships

Date: 10:30-12:00, Tuesday, 3 September
Overview: The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with the basics and the tools needed to create and execute compelling digital communications campaigns and establishing meaningful collaborations with partners. The main focus of this workshop is to communicate smart: achieving the highest impact while being the most time effective.

 
12:00-13:30   Lunch    
12:30-13:30   Networking Session: Let experience inspire you! ICOM Mentoring Session

Networking Session: Let experience inspire you! ICOM Mentoring Session

Date: 12:30-13:30, Tuesday, 3 September
Overview: During the lunch break, ICOM Young Members, ICOM Kyoto 2019 and Getty grantees and curious conference participants are invited to get a different insight into one main museum profession of their choice. Selected mentors will animate five thematic tables around their broad professional experiences in conservation, education, management, communication and marketing as well as curatorship in museums all around the world.

 
    Workshop: ICOM through the Lens - Membership database workshop for ICOM Committees managers - how to start using IRIS

Workshop: ICOM through the Lens - Membership database workshop for ICOM Committees managers - how to start using IRIS

Date: 12:30-13:30, Tuesday, 3 September
Overview: This workshop aims to illustrate the functionalities of the ICOM database (IRIS) in order to support the National Committees’ Managers in its daily management. Practical cases will be discussed.

 
13:30-16:00   ICOM Committees conferences

ICOM Committees conferences

Date: 13:30-16:00, Tuesday, 3 September
Overview: The ICOM Committees get together to discuss the challenges that museums are facing today.

  EN,JP
(sellected)
13:30-14:30   ICOM Committee Session: Memorial Lecture

ICOM Committee Session: Memorial Lecture

Date: 13:30-14:30, Tuesday, 3 September
Overview: This session commemorating Dr Stephen E. Weil will deal with theoretical and practical issues related to current discussions about ethics and social functions of museums and about future developments in museum profession.

   
14:30-16:00   Workshop: The Backbone of Museums? Roundtables on a New Museum Definition 1

Workshop: The Backbone of Museums? Roundtables on a New Museum Definition 1

Date: 14:30-16:00, Tuesday, 3 September
Overview: In this roundtable session, the Museum Definition, Prospects and Potentials Committee (MDPP) will facilitate a discussion of the need for a new museum definition, which is more in tune with the challenges and the opportunities of the current times.
A focus will be on how a new museum definition can strengthen, support and guide museums as they navigate the complex and often conflicted societal challenges and responsibilities of the 21st century, but also, and not least, as they explore the rich future potentials.

   
    Statutory Meeting: Open Forum for Resolutions

Statutory Meeting: Open Forum for Resolutions

Date: 14:30-16:00, Tuesday, 3 September
Overview: ICOM members will get together to draft resolutions on challenges that the global museum community is facing today. The resolutions will be submitted to the vote of the General Assembly.

EN,FR,ES,JP
16:00-16:30   Break    
16:30-18:00   ICOM Committees conferences

ICOM Committees conferences

Date: 16:30-18:00, Tuesday, 3 September
Overview: The ICOM Committees get together to discuss the challenges that museums are facing today.

  EN,JP
(sellected)
    Workshop: The Backbone of Museums? Roundtables on a New Museum Definition 2

Workshop: The Backbone of Museums? Roundtables on a New Museum Definition 2

Date: 16:30-18:00, Tuesday, 3 September
Overview: In this roundtable session, the Museum Definition, Prospects and Potentials Committee  (MDPP) will facilitate a discussion of the need for a new museum definition, which is more in tune with the challenges and the opportunities of the current times.
A focus will be on how a new museum definition can strengthen, support and guide museums as they navigate the complex and often conflicted societal challenges and responsibilities of the 21st century, but also, and not least, as they explore the rich future potentials.

   
19:00-21:00   Social event @Nijo Castle

Social event @Nijo Castle

Date: 19:00-21:00, Tuesday, 3 September
Overview: During the social event, participants will have the chance to meet and to discover the full width of the cultural heritage of Kyoto and having great networking opportunities

   
Time   Event Terms S.I.
9:00-18:00   Museum Fair and Expo Forum

Museum Fair and Expo Forum

Date: 9:00-18:00, Wednesday, 4 September
Overview: The Museums Fair and Expo Forum is an international trade event with hundreds of exhibitors and an audience of over 3,000 visitors aimed to show you new products and museum solutions.

   
9:00-10:15   Plenary Session: Museums in times of disaster

Plenary Session: Museums in times of disaster

Date: 9:00-10:15, Wednesday, 4 September
Overview: In the event of a major disaster museums should react in an effective, conscious and rapid way. To be able to save lives and cultural heritage, they should analyse and prepare response mechanisms. This plenary session provides a forum to share experiences, to discuss the challenges and threats that museums are facing, and to explore the opportunities of international cooperation and knowledge exchange.

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10:15-10:30   Break    
10:30-11:00   Keynote speech: Cai Guo-Qiang

Keynote speech: Cai Guo-Qiang

Date: 10:30-11:00, Wednesday, 4 September
Overview: The work of Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang crosses a vast array of mediums including drawing, installation, video, and performance, is best known for his innovative use of gunpowder and controlled explosions. Cai’s artworks respond to culture and history and establish an exchange between viewers and the larger universe around them.

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11:00-12:15   Plenary Session: Asian Art Museums & Collection in the World

Plenary Session: Asian Art Museums & Collection in the World

Date: 11:00-12:15, Wednesday, 4 September
Overview: With the growing number of ICOM memberships from Asian countries, ICOM Kyoto 2019 provides the ideal chance to consider the significance of Asian art museums and collection, how they might better connect to local and foreign audiences, and how they can benefit by coordinating with international colleagues around the world in the future. This session also considers the case study of Asian art, examining recent moves to promote deeper understanding of Asian art in museums around the world.

  EN,FR,ES,JP
12:15-13:30   Lunch    
12:30-13:30   Networking Session: Let experience inspire you! ICOM Mentoring Session

Networking Session: Let experience inspire you! ICOM Mentoring Session

Date: 12:30-13:30, Wednesday, 4 September
Overview: During the lunch break, ICOM Young Members, ICOM Kyoto 2019 and Getty grantees and curious conference participants are invited to get a different insight into one main museum profession of their choice. Selected mentors will animate five thematic tables around their broad professional experiences in conservation, education, management, communication and marketing as well as curatorship in museums all around the world.

 
    Workshop: ICOM through the Lens - Membership database workshop for ICOM Committees managers - how to start using IRIS

Workshop: ICOM through the Lens - Membership database workshop for ICOM Committees managers - how to start using IRIS

Date: 12:30-13:30, Wednesday, 4 September
Overview: This workshop aims to illustrate the functionalities of the ICOM database (IRIS) in order to support the International Committees’ Managers in its daily use. Practical cases will be discussed.

 
13:30-16:00   ICOM Committees conferences

ICOM Committees conferences

Date: 13:30-16:00, Wednesday, 4 September
Overview: The ICOM Committees get together to discuss the challenges that museums are facing today.

  EN,JP
(sellected)
14:30-16:00   Panel: Possibilities and Impossibilities of exhibiting Manga/comic: A comparison between Manga/comic exhibitions in the UK, South Korea, and Japan

Panel: Possibilities and Impossibilities of exhibiting Manga/comic: A comparison between Manga/comic exhibitions in the UK, South Korea, and Japan

Date: 14:30-16:00, Wednesday, 4 September
Overview: The panel discussion aims to explore the idea of exhibiting Manga/comic from various perspectives by comparing and discussing previous Manga exhibitions in the UK, South Korea, and Japan. Discussing exhibitionary practices of Manga can illuminate the challenges and opportunities faced by museums today, which include the binaries between “Digital and Analog”, “Popular Culture and Fine Art”, and “Culture and Industry”.

  EN,FR,ES,JP
16:00-16:30   Break    
16:30-18:00   ICOM Committees conferences

ICOM Committees conferences

Date: 16:30-18:00, Wednesday, 4 September
Overview: The ICOM Committees get together to discuss the challenges that museums are facing today.

  EN,JP
(sellected)
    Panel: Museum and Local Development

Panel: Museum and Local Development

Date: 16:30-18:00, Wednesday, 4 September
Overview: This joint session by ICOM and OECD will bring together the representatives of museums, local governments and international networks of local and regional governments in order to discuss various aspect of the relationship between museums, communities and local governments. It will explore future strategies for stronger policies and action plans to better implement their local and sustainable development agendas.

  EN,FR,ES,JP
18:30-20:30   ICOM×Pechakucha Night Kyoto
Theme: Communities and Museums
   
19:00-21:00   Social event @Kitayama Area

Social event @Kitayama Area

Date: 19:00-21:00, Wednesday, 4 September
Overview: During the social event, participants will have the chance to meet and to discover the full width of the cultural heritage of Kyoto and having great networking opportunities.

   
Time   Event Terms S.I.
9:00-18:00   Off-site Meetings of ICOM Committees

Off-site Meetings of ICOM Committees

Date: 9:00-18:00, Thursday, 5 September
Overview: The International Committees organise their own annual meetings in different locations across Japan.

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19:00-21:00   Social event @Okazaki Area

Social event @Okazaki Area

Date: 19:00-21:00, Thursday, 5 September
Overview: During the social event, participants will have the chance to meet and to discover the full width of the cultural heritage of Kyoto and having great networking opportunities.

   
Time   Event Terms S.I.
9:00-18:00   Excursions

Social event: Excursions

Date: 9:00-18:00, Friday, 6 September
Overview: More than 40 tours will give the change to the Conference participants to discover the city and the prefecture of Kyoto and the Kansai area.

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Time   Event Terms S.I.
9:30-10:30   Statutory Meeting: Extraordinary General Assembly
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10:30-11:00   Break    
11:00-13:30   Statutory Meeting: 34th ICOM General Assembly

Statutory Meeting: 34th ICOM General Assembly

Date: 11:00-13:30, Saturday, 7 September
Overview: The General Assembly is the representation of the members and the decision-making body of ICOM. It votes on the Annual Report and the Financial Statements.

EN,FR,ES,JP
13:30-14:45   Lunch    
14:45-16:00   Statutory Meeting: 86th ICOM Advisory Council Meeting

Statutory Meeting: 86th ICOM Advisory Council Meeting

Date: 14:45-16:00, Saturday, 7 September
Overview: The Advisory Council consists of the Chairpersons of National and International Committees, Regional Alliances, and Affiliated Organisations. It will meet in Kyoto to debate about policies, programmes, procedures and finances of ICOM.

EN,FR,ES,JP
17:30-19:00   Ceremony: Closing Ceremony of the 25th ICOM General Conference @Kyoto National Museum   EN,FR,ES,JP
19:00-21:00   Ceremony: Closing Party of the 25th ICOM General Conference @Kyoto National Museum