Qatar Museums participates in the ICOM General Conference in Prague

Doha/ Prague: Museums in Qatar are participating in the 26th General Conference of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), which is being held in Prague, Czech Republic, under the theme “The Power of Museums”. It will continue until August 28 with the participation of more than 3,000 experts from the museum.

Sheikha Amna bint Abdulaziz Al Thani, Acting Deputy Director General of Museums, Collections and Heritage Protection and Director of the National Museum of Qatar, will present a working paper today at the conference entitled “Museums, Technology and Responsibility corporate social…a case study of the National Museum of Qatar”.

ICOM Prague 2022 will focus on four main issues, including economic and environmental sustainability; digitization and new technologies; civil society and community building; leadership and management. In addition, the General Conference will provide the context for the debate and vote on a new definition of museum.

During the conference, experts will discuss the strength and location of museums and their ability to build a free, democratic and educated society; how museums respond to the challenges and needs of the 21st century; and the ability to cope with the societal and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ICOM General Conference is a globally recognized platform for discussing the topical issues facing museums today, as well as the most innovative solutions.

Since 1948, every three years, the organization has brought together the international museum community around a theme of crucial interest to foster cultural exchanges, promote international cooperation and inspire local action to enable museums to pursue their mission at company service.

Conference participants from all over the world, renowned speakers and world-class experts come together to attend debates, roundtables, panels, networking events and cultural activities.

ICOM was created in 1946 under the aegis of the United Nations, as a world organization specialized in the field of museums, their development and their coordination between them. Its members include more than 50,000 specialists representing 122 countries and nearly 20,000 museums around the world.

Berta D. Wells