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We are proud to announce that the President of ICOM, Suay Aksoy will be our keynote speaker at the panel discussion “International Museum Day - New challenges facing museums” that will be held at Mimara Museum in Zagreb on Monday, 20 May 2019, at 11:00 CEST.

Mrs Aksoy is going to present the ICOM’s effort in drafting both the UNESCO’s Recommendation concerning the Protection and Promotion of Museums and Collections, their Diversity and their Role in Society, and the OECD’s Guide for Local Governments, Communities and Museums. One of the topics of the panel will also be the new museum definition that is being drafted for the 25th ICOM General Conference in Kyoto because the current one, which has only seen minor adjustments over the past few decades, does not reflect and express adequately the complexities of the 21stcentury and the current responsibilities and commitments of museums, nor their challenges and visions for the future.

The panel will be participatory and will address some of the changes and challenges affecting museum profession in Croatia and across the globe. Representatives from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, ICOM Croatia, ICOM SEE and the Museum Documentation Center will also take part in the discussion.

This event is organized by ICOM Croatia, ICOM SEE and the Museum Documentation Center as part of the International Museum Day 2019.