ICOM Turkey continues to contribute in museum studies nationally and internationally.
The continuation of round tables on revising the museum definition held in 2017 ICOM General Assembly/Conference in Paris, with the participation of member states represantatives/participants, ICOM had recommended that national and international committees to organize round table workshops in which museum definition will be revised within the scope of 21. century’s circumstances on the basis of basic or complex questions about the trends between societies and museums to discuss at meeting of Committee for Museum Definition, Prospects and Potentials at the General Assembly/Conference in June 2018
In this direction ICOM Turkey will bring together both individual and institutional members of ICOM Turkey to prepare an extensive report about museum definition in order to present ICOM’s Committee for Museum Definition, Prospects and Potentials. In accordance with this purpose “Museum Definition Workshop” will be held in Avanos-Nevşehir between 19th and 21st of April with the participation of about 50 people including specialists and directors of private museums and General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums, academicians and related non-governmental organizations representatives
We think this workshop which is planned to be as the first of a number/series of activities and mainly to discuss museum definition will make a significant and meaningful contribution to museum studies/museology in our country/Turkey.