A few weeks ago we were lucky to receive the BestBlog Blogstöckchen from another international project: the Registrar Trek, along with 11 questions.
1. How did you get the idea of setting up the blog?
Once upon a time – last summer, to be more precise – Kristiane and Katrin met for a chat in a café in Bonn, Germany. Some months ago we had worked together in Minsk, Belarus, and wanted to catch up on things. We talked about museums, ICOM, museum conferences, blogging experiences and international networking. And we discovered that we would like to explore how we could improve knowledge transfer, foster new connections and networks among our many colleagues worldwide and make ICOM and its work more visible. Thinking of the next conference co-hosted by ICOM Germany, we eventually came up with the idea of setting up a blog to try all this. We wanted to create a space for international conversation that everybody worldwide has easy access to and where it is easy to participate and exchange ideas way before and also after the conference and also among those, that for any reasons can not attend the conference.
Having this in mind, we started to share the up-to-then only rough idea with colleagues from the ICOM national committees co-hosting the conference who might want to join us on this daring journey. Linda from the US with her experiences both in international museum work and blogging was excited to join us; and soon after Irina from Russia completed our team of four. Continue reading