We are pleased to introduce our new blog Museums, Politics and Power. We invite all ICOM members and museum professionals, especially those from the U.S., Russia and Germany to participate actively in the conversation leading up to the joint conference of ICOM US, Russia and Germany in St. Petersburg in September 2014.
We – that is Irina from Moscow / Russia, Linda from New York / USA, Katrin from Bonn / Germany and Kristiane from Berlin / Germany – have initiated this blog with support of the ICOM committees in Russia, the U.S. and Germany. Our plan is to use it together with you, our colleagues around the world, for networking and conversation about issues that concern us all. We imagine and hope that the blog will be useful both to conference participants and to those whose attendance at the meeting is not possible for any reason, still want to creatively participate, spur ideas forward, and use the virtual networking opportunities.
You will also find us on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #museumspolitics. You may participate in German, English or Russian. Everybody is invited to submit contributions or to comment on blog posts in any of the three languages.