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Welcome in Krakau (Poland) in September 2015.

The ICOMAM-ICDAD Congress in 2015 promises to be an exceptional event.
It will be held in Krakow and Warsaw, Poland, on 15th-20th September.

For the first time in the history the ICOMAM and ICDAD will meet and work together. This will be also the first congress of ICOMAM organized in Poland, 40 years after the time when IAMAM had its triennial conference in the country in 1978, and it will be the first ICDAD meeting in Poland since 1993.

The combined Congress ICOMAM and ICDAD will be held in the former capital of the Kingdom of Poland, Krakow, a city of more than 1000 years of tradition, which in the Renaissance played an important role in the culture and politics of the region. It is located at the crossroads of culture of Italy, Germany and Oriental influences flowing in from Turkey and Persia. The choice for Krakow is not accidental. It is in this historic town that are located some of the most interesting collections of old weapons, uniforms and the decorative arts in Poland. It is also here where the cradle of modern Polish museums and museology is located.

This year’s the conference will be held under the title: “Ambassadors of dialogue” and will discuss the role of the diplomatic gifts, works of arts and crafts and other artifacts in intercultural exchange.

For more information, please visit our website following this link: www.icomam-icdad.pl
ICOMAM Magazine issue 12, January 2015

Welcome to the twelfth edition of The Magazine, ICOMAM's electronic newsletter.

The main event for ICOMAM in 2014 was the conference in Moscow and a review is included in our current edition of MAGAZINE. In 2015 we are looking forward to meeting all our colleagues in Krakow. You can read about the event here.
Of course, 2014 was also the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War with commemorations right round the world.
2015 will see the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
Perhaps a lesser known event is the 500th anniversary of the battle of Marignano and you can discover how the Swiss museums will be commemorating this event.
We hope you enjoy this issue of MAGAZINE

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ICOMAM Magazine issue 11, February 2014

In the latest MAGAZINE, we welcome our new Chair, Eva-Sofi Ernstell, Director of the Army Museum in Stockholm, and hope she has an enjoyable time in the new role.

There is much in this issue anticipating the coming year. We learn about our upcoming Congress in Moscow, a welcome return for us to Russia, and an article to put you in the mood for all things Russian about our Crimean heritage.

A number of our institutions tells how they intend to remember the First World War and, as one of our institutions, the Legermuseum in the Netherlands, prepares to open its new museum, one of their staff wrestles with the ideas of war museums and their future.

Finally, ICOMAM is now on facebook - please sign up.

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Welcome to Moscow!

The ICOMAM conference 2014 will bring us to the beautiful and historical city of Moscow.
The congress will take place in October. It will last from October 8 until October 10, followed by a two days post congress tour that will bring us among others to the city of Tula. More information and online registration is available here.

The Israeli Commission of Military History (ISCMH) organizes a conference on the 1973
– Yom Kippur War in December 2013.

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We have some pictures of our annual conference in Rio, please click on the following link
ICOMAM Magazine issue 10, April 2013

In this new issue of our Magazine.
A view on the re-opening of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, a nice visual report on our conference in Oman in October last year, news about the recent positive developments on the United Nations Arms TradeTreaty, Lest we Forget, the National Museum of Military History in Diekirch (Luxembourg) and three centuries of Irish and French military collaboration exposed in Dublin.

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EN Dear Colleagues,

The Triennial Congress of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) will take place from August 11th to 17th 2013, in Rio de Janeiro. Several ICOM committees are having their annual meetings at the same event.

The International Committee of Museums and Collections of Arms and Military History (ICOMAM) will also be present, and will join the Brazilian Navy, thru it’s Historical Documentation Heritage Directorate in organizing the ICOMAM RIO 2013.

Since this meeting will be a part of the main ICOM Congress, its guidelines and directives will be those made available at www.icomrio2013.org.br.
There you will find information on the places of the technical meetings, hotels near Cidade das Artes, transportation to the site, etc. Registrations are already open and early bird is possible util 28th of february.

The theme of our meeting is "Acquisition & Deaccessioning of Collections in Military Museums. A Challenge".

The ICOMAM RIO 2013 will be honored with your presence.

For more information, please contact us at icomamrio2013@gmail.com

Follow this link to read and download the provisional Program of the ICOMAM conference days in Rio

Follow this link to read and download the Call for papers (deadline 15/03/2013)

Follow this link to read and download some Hotel information

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FR Chers collègues,

Le congrès triennal de l’International Council of Museums (ICOM) se tiendra du 11 au 17 août 2013 à Rio de Janeiro. Plusieurs comités d'ICOM organiseront leur réunion annuelle lors de cet événement.

L’ICOMAM sera également présent et se joindra à la Marine brésilienne, par le biais du Historical Documentation Heritage Directorate, pour l’organisation d’ICOMAM RIO 2013.
Vu que cette réunion fera partie du grand congrès de l’ICOM, les directives seront celles annoncées sur www.icomrio2013.org.br/fr.
Vous y trouverez toutes les informations nécessaires relatives aux endroits des réunions techniques, aux hôtels dans les environs de la Cidade das Artes, aux moyens de transport, etc. L’inscription est déjà ouverte et des tarifs réduits sont proposés jusqu’au 28 février.

Le thème de notre réunion est : "Acquisition et aliénation des collections dans les musées militaires. Un défi."

ICOMAM RIO 2013 serait très heureux de vous accueillir.

Pour de plus amples informations, contactez-nous sur icomamrio2013@gmail.com

Lire plus et télécharger le program provisoire de la session de l'ICOMAM à Rio

Lire plus et télécharger notre appel à communications (la date butoire est le 15/03/2013)

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Nils Drejholt,
Firearms of the Royal Armouries. Volume III, Stockholm, Livrustenkammaren, 2011, 704 p. ISBN: 978-91-87594-38-0

Nils Drejholt is a former member of the Board of ICOMAM and has recently retired as senior curator at the Livrustenkammaren, Royal Armoury in Stcokholm, Sweden.

The third volume of the Royal Armoury’s firearms inventory completes the presentation of the museum collections. The first volume, published in 1996, dealt with royal armouries of the 17th and 18th centuries. The second volume contained firearms belonging to members of the house of Bernadotte, especially those belonging to Karl XV (d. 1872), and also other firearms acquired by the museum during the 19th century. This last volume presents firearms collected by the museum during the 20th century, among them the large armoury collections of Tureholm and Bergshammar Manor.

For more information www.livrustkammaren.se
ICOMAM Magazine issue 8, February 2012

Welcome to the eight edition of MAGAZINE - the newsletter of ICOMAM, the International Committee of Museums of Arms and Military History, published to inform members of its activities and publicize these to the wider world.

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The Magazine special issue dedicated to the Sultanate of Oman

Welcome to the special issue of the Magazine (November 2011) devoted to the military heritage in the Sultanate of Oman

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