35th annual ICMS Conference
Security in museums: problems, trends and solutions
September 14-18, 2009
Québec, Canada

Site web: http://blog.mcq.org/icms2009/
Dear ICMS members,

You are cordially invited by the International Committee on Museum Security
(ICMS) of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the organization
committee, the host of the meeting the Musée de la civilisation du Québec
and its partner the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec to join as
lecturer the 35th annual Meeting of the International Committee on Museum
Security from

September 14 – 18 2009 in Quebec, Canada

The theme of the Meeting:

«Museum security: problems, trends and solutions».

One of the most essential tasks of the International Committee on Museum
Security is to spread organizational and technical efficiency towards
solutions protecting museums and their components from various threats
(theft, fire, terrorism, loss of artifacts from collections, natural
disasters). Present the situation, identify trends, and as specialists, look
together towards possible solutions: these are the purposes of the actual
approach. But what happens now in these always changing times? We need to
discuss and analyze trends in order to draw conclusions relevant to the
nature of our specific needs.

Louis Létourneau
Organization Committee
Musée de la civilisation
16, rue de la Barricade
C. P. 155, succ. B
Québec (Québec)
Canada G1K 7A6

E-mail: icms.quebec.2009@mcq.org
Fax:  418 646 9506
Phone : 418 528 2112

Website: http://blog.mcq.org/icms2009/

Chers membres d’ICMS

Lettre d’invitation

L’International Committee on Museum Security (ICMS) de l’INTERNATIONAL
COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS (ICOM), son comité d’organisation, l’hôte de la
conférence le Musée de la civilisation du Québec et leur partenaire le Musée
national des beaux-arts du Québec, vous invitent cordialement à participer à
titre de conférencier à la 35e conférence annuelle du Comité international
sur la sécurité dans les musées qui aura lieu du

14 au 18 septembre 2009 à Québec, Canada.

Le thème de la conférence:

«La sécurité dans les musées : problèmes, tendances et solutions».

Une des tâches fondamentales du Comité international sur la sécurité dans
les musées est de favoriser l’efficacité organisationnelle et technique par
des solutions de protection qui répondent aux différents dangers qui
menacent les institutions et leurs composantes (vol, incendie, terrorisme,
disparition d’objets de collections et catastrophes naturelles). Présenter
l’état de la situation, reconnaître les tendances et voir ensemble comme
spécialistes les pistes de solutions : voilà les objectifs de la présente
démarche.  Mais qu’en est-il dans ce monde en continuel changement? Cette
conférence nous permettra d’en parler et d’analyser les tendances pour en
tirer des conclusions correspondantes à la nature de nos besoins
spécifiques.

Louis Létourneau
Comité organisateur
Musée de la civilisation
16, rue de la Barricade
C. P. 155, succ. B
Québec (Québec)
Canada G1K 7A6

Courriel : icms.quebec.2009@mcq.org
Télécopieur : 418 646 9506
Téléphone : 418 528 2112

April 30th, 2009

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IFCPP 2009 Annual Conference & Certification Program

The International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection’s Eleventh Annual Conference, Seminar & Certification Program will be held at the Art Institute of Chicago in downtown Chicago, IL, August 12-14, 2009.  We are very excited about this unique opportunity to explore one of the nation’s richest cultural communities.

This year’s conference will include:
*2 full days of all-new educational sessions, presented by the nation’s leading cultural property protection authorities
*Updated CIPM & CIPM II certification courses
*An evening welcome reception/mixer at the Loyola University Museum of Art
*An evening host reception at the Art Institute’s famous Stock Exchange Trading Room
*Post-conference CIPS officer certification
*Significantly discounted downtown lodging
*and much more…

The theme for this year’s big event will be “Protecting Our Institutions in the Toughest of Times”.

The 2009 conference will include pre-conference, post-conference, and nighttime cultural activities.  Co-hosted by the Chicago Chapter of the IFCPP and the Art Institute of Chicago, the Foundation will continue the tradition of bringing the very best in programs, presenters, and conference activities to attendees from across the U.S. and abroad, with representation from every aspect of the professional spectrum.

IFCPP also plans to webcast educational sessions for those that aren’t able to travel to Chicago this year.

The IFCPP conference team welcomes administrators, facilities managers, human resources personnel, registrars, curatorial staff, security staff, and law enforcement professionals from cultural and public institutions of any size or scope to participate in the leading protection event of the year.

IFCPP offers essential training and education in this very specialized field, and the only certification programs recognizing and enhancing the skills and experience of those who protect our public and cultural facilities.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to acquire the latest information on the protection of your institutions!

Attire: Casual

View Event Agenda:
http://guest.cvent.com/i.aspx?6X,P1,88F235E9-FCD6-437E-B9AE-4703F2AAEB1A

View Event Fees:
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April 30th, 2009

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IFCPP 2009 Annual Conference & Certification Program

The International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection’s Eleventh Annual Conference, Seminar & Certification Program will be held at the Art Institute of Chicago in downtown Chicago, IL, August 12-14, 2009.  We are very excited about this unique opportunity to explore one of the nation’s richest cultural communities.

This year’s conference will include:
*2 full days of all-new educational sessions, presented by the nation’s leading cultural property protection authorities
*Updated CIPM & CIPM II certification courses
*An evening welcome reception/mixer at the Loyola University Museum of Art
*An evening host reception at the Art Institute’s famous Stock Exchange Trading Room
*Post-conference CIPS officer certification
*Significantly discounted downtown lodging
*and much more…

The theme for this year’s big event will be “Protecting Our Institutions in the Toughest of Times”.

The 2009 conference will include pre-conference, post-conference, and nighttime cultural activities.  Co-hosted by the Chicago Chapter of the IFCPP and the Art Institute of Chicago, the Foundation will continue the tradition of bringing the very best in programs, presenters, and conference activities to attendees from across the U.S. and abroad, with representation from every aspect of the professional spectrum.

IFCPP also plans to webcast educational sessions for those that aren’t able to travel to Chicago this year.

The IFCPP conference team welcomes administrators, facilities managers, human resources personnel, registrars, curatorial staff, security staff, and law enforcement professionals from cultural and public institutions of any size or scope to participate in the leading protection event of the year.

IFCPP offers essential training and education in this very specialized field, and the only certification programs recognizing and enhancing the skills and experience of those who protect our public and cultural facilities.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to acquire the latest information on the protection of your institutions!

Attire: Casual

View Event Agenda:
http://guest.cvent.com/i.aspx?6X,P1,88F235E9-FCD6-437E-B9AE-4703F2AAEB1A

View Event Fees:
http://guest.cvent.com/i.aspx?2A,P1,88F235E9-FCD6-437E-B9AE-4703F2AAEB1A

April 30th, 2009

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Malta. Safeguarding our cultural heritage

Samantha Fabry.
Sunday, 26th April 2009.

The safety and security of our movable cultural heritage is vital when maintaining these objects and collections within a protected environment. Very often, however, many of our treasures are left unprotected and are placed at high risk.

These risks can originate from environmental factors, such as pests, moisture or heat, or alternatively they can be placed at risk through theft, fire or water damage. In the worst case scenario, all these can pose a threat.

Where we place any object will ultimately reflect how it survives into the future. As a result of this, many collections that are privately, publicly or state owned are in danger of being damaged or destroyed. Therefore, it is vital to carry out a risk assessment to be able to identify, study and eliminate the risks.

A workshop on ‘Collections at risk: Safeguarding our cultural heritage’, will be held from May 15-17 at the Museum of Archaeology, Valletta. The event is a collaborative effort by ICOM Malta and the International Committee on Museum Security (ICMS) with the support of the International Committee of Museums (ICOM).

Key speakers will include professionals and specialists from the ICMS committee, many of whom are leading experts within some of the most prominent museums in Europe. Other experts will include conservators, heritage architects, collection managers and legal experts who will discuss the complications of theft in Europe and Malta.

The workshop has been developed on a forum-based framework with plenary sessions where delegates and experts can exchange ideas, experiences and expertise, and create personalised risk assessments of the collections which they own or maintain.

This important workshop aims to highlight the importance of undertaking risk assessments on collections owned and kept within historic houses, small museums, churches, archives, private houses, and archaeological, sites which have objects in situ. It will be divided into three core themes:

• Collections at risk from environmental factors and pests: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the environmental factors directly affecting or placing all collections under threat or in danger. The workshop is aimed at those who own or are keepers of private, state or church collections.

Participants will learn how to reduce environmental risks by examining these threats and how these affect objects. Participants will then create a risk assessment of their own collection.

• Protecting your site and collection against human-caused endangerment – theft, fire and loss: All objects are at risk of theft, fire and loss. This workshop will discuss how a building or site can be strengthened to improve security against these events.

Participants will be asked to create a risk assessment based on their own collections, identifying the areas that would place their objects or collections in jeopardy against theft, fire and loss.

• Securing your site against natural disasters: Historic houses, churches and museums may unknowingly be placing their collections at risk. Lack of maintenance of a site can contribute to creating environmental hazards that can either harm or destroy an object or collection.

These factors often go unnoticed until damage has occurred. Participants will examine the various issues that affect buildings and then create a risk assessment based on their own site. Based on this information, they will be able to identify areas that would require further attention to enable a safer environment.

For more information about the workshop or ICOM Malta, call David Cardona at the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta on 2123 3871 or 2124 3638 or e-mail david.cardona@gov.mt, or Joseph Schiro at Heritage Malta on 2180 7675 or 2180 7656 or e-mail joseph.schiro@gov.mt.

ICOM is a worldwide network for museum professionals of all disciplines and specialisations. It operates globally for the preservation of cultural heritage and functions mainly through its national and international committees.

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20090426/local/safeguarding-our-cultural-heritage

April 29th, 2009

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The National Conference on Cultural Property Protection offers insight and proven solutions for new and seasoned professionals in the field of cultural property protection.
Learn from the best, discover new trends, and take away effective tools for your organization. Network with national and international peers from small and large museums, libraries, galleries and cultural centers.

Conference schedule and registration:

http://natconf.si.edu/

January 12th, 2009

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