On behalf of ICOMOS Canada and our partners, we are pleased to invite you to our Annual Meeting in Montreal, Quebec, from May 23 to 26. Our hosts include the Université de Montréal‘s Faculté de l’Aménagement, the City of Montreal’s Opération Patrimoine, the Art Mûr Gallery, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Canadian Guild of Crafts and Les Amis de la Montagne.
This year’s theme, Resurgences, explores the re-emegence of Indigenious heritage and culture within our cities, where most traces of early Native presence have been concealed. Concurrently, our urban environments are being re-assessed through the lenses of landscape and ecosystemic theories. Nature is coming back to the surface of our paved cities. These resurgences are at the forefront of how we now view the future of Canadian cultural heritage, and will be the focus of our workshops, discussions and visits. During the four-day event, other key topics will be explored such as the conservation and management of Canadian World Heritage Sites, heritage landscapes, and sustainable development goals.
This year’s main activities consist in a series of technical discussions led by some of our members or guest speakers. Several other events will be held at the conference, such as an opening event, round table discussion, exhibition tours and a dinner event promoting exchanges and initiatives with the ICOMOS International Scientific Committees. The final day features our Annual General Assembly, as well as tours organized by our partner event, Opération Patrimoine.
These activities are open to ICOMOS Canada members and to the general public, with prior registration. Note that attendance to the “Evening at the Pavilion” event requires a separate registration.
The Canadian national committee of ICOMOS, ICOMOS Canada, has been at the forefront of the heritage conservation movement in Canada since 1975. It is dedicated to developing the theory and practice of cultural heritage conservation for the benefit of all Canadians, in both official languages. However, its limited financial resources do not allow for the provision of full simultaneous translation services during ICOMOS Canada meetings and events. As has been the case in the past, we nonetheless continue to make every effort to create linguistic balance throughout our events, and to ensure that bilingual organizers and participants are available to provide explanations in both languages upon request.
We look forward to seeing you in Montreal, a city with a unique cultural diversity and undeniably rich heritage. In the meantime visit our website regularly for updates.
ICOMOS Canada wishes to thank Montreal 2018 Partners: