3rd AFRICOM General Assembly and Conference

02 December 2009, Burkina Faso

International Council of African Museums (AFRICOM), 3rd General Assembly and Conference
2-5 December 2009, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

The 3rd AFRICOM General Assembly and Conference constitute yet another unique platform for African museum and heritage professionals to exchange ideas, experiences and to build personal and institutional networks.

Apart from the discussion and networking opportunities, the 3rd AFRICOM General Assembly and Conference will also discuss the new AFRICOM Strategic Plan (2009-2013) and witness the election of a new Board of Directors.

The AFRICOM General Assembly and Conference will bring together AFRICOM members and other African museum professionals, potential stakeholders and funding partners from all over the African continent as well as a number of non- African participants and institutions with significant experience in museums and cultural heritage management.

The theme chosen for the conference is “New Museums for Africa: Change and Continuity” with three specialised workshops, each examining salient issues that impact on Africa’s heritage.

In order to ensure greater representation and greater input and exchange, AFRICOM wishes to offer bursaries to cover travel and subsistence for approximately two museum professionals from each African country. Such an assembly of persons from every corner of the continent would provide an exceptionally rich and highly motivating gathering.

Applications for bursaries to attend the General Assembly and Conference must adhere strictly to the requirements set out in the Criteria for the Award of Bursaries.

Members and non-members alike are welcome to attend the General Assembly and Conference, and potential participants are encouraged to seek their own funding from their host institution or elsewhere.