Special Projects

Dear members,

This page is dedicated to additional events and activities COMCOL does next to our annual conferences. You can follow-up more on our social media channels.


Ethnology lab on the workings of Covid-19 on museums

The Reinwardt Academy organizes a digital conference together with the Working Group Museums & Material Culture (SIEF) and the International Committee for Collecting (ICOM). The conference focuses on the impact of Covid-19 on museums and addresses challenges on collecting, archiving, and exhibiting as a direct response to the pandemic.

The two-day program on 8 and 9 October is based on world-wide practice-based examples from museum professionals. What happens to an exhibition about the history of dance if the body cannot be present? How does a museum’s inclusivity policy change if the museum suddenly has to close? What is the impact of making films internationally available for a national film archive?

Participation is free of charge, but you’ll need to register. Send your name, a short motivation, and the day(s) you would like to attend to rwa-heritagelab@ahk.nl.

Please note: the conference will be held in English.


Decolonizing as a verb

Dear members,

From November 25 to 26, COMCOL, ICOM-South Africa, and the South African Museum Association (SAMA) will jointly organize a workshop to explore the different international concepts and practices of decolonization. We will do this in the context of collections and collecting.