COMCOL’s third annual meeting was organized in conjunction with the General Conference of ICOM. The COMCOL meetings took place on 12-15 August 2013. The general theme of these meetings was: The re-interpretation and re-usages of (older) collections and their value for contemporary society. On a joint day with ICMAH, ICME, ICR, and ICOM Korea, this theme was specified as “Focus on collecting: contemporary collecting for reinterpreting (older) collections”. Together with MINOM and the Museu da Maré a workshop was organized in the museum as a follow-up of the workshop in District Six Museum held during the Cape Town 2012 conference.