GCAM delegates with Cowrie Circle Member, Dr. Richard Leakey, Kenya, 2001 (NMK) Children's Programs at the National Art Museum, Maputo, 1999 (Jennifer Fredrickson) CAM Delegates on tour, "Global Vision, Local Mission", Liverpool, 2003 Funda Community College, Arts Centre, Soweto, South Africa, 1995 Museum of Natural History, Maputo, Mozambique, 1999 (Jennifer Fredrickson) Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool (National Museums Liverpool), 2003 GCAM delegates on tour, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya, 2001
 
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Objects

The objects of the Corporation are:

  1. To maintain and strengthen links between the museums of the Commonwealth countries, to promote a high standard of museum activity, and to improve the status of members in the cultural life of their communities.
  2. To encourage and assist members of the museum profession to obtain additional training and experience, and to facilitate personal contacts among members of the profession, and to encourage and enable members of the public and interested parties to participate in such training and building of relationships
  3. To encourage and assist members of the profession to attend appropriate professional conferences and seminars and to foster the collaboration of interested members of the public in such events.
  4. To facilitate the dissemination of knowledge and information on all professional matters to museum professionals and the general public.
  5. To collaborate with museums associations within the Commonwealth and to encourage their establishment in Commonwealth countries where they do not already exist.
  6. To collaborate with the International Council of Museums and with UNESCO and with other international organizations as from time to time may be considered desirable by the Association.
  7. To engage in such activities as from time to time may be considered desirable by the Association to further the interests of cultural and heritage preservation and education throughout the Commonwealth.
  8. To do any other things consistent with the foregoing to carry out the objects of the association

The operations of the Corporation may be carried on throughout the world.

The place within Canada where the head office of the corporation is to be situated is: Edmonton, Alberta

It is specially provided that in the event of dissolution or winding-up of the corporation, all its remaining assets after payment of its liabilities shall be distributed to one or more organizations carrying on similar activities.

In accordance with Section 65 of the Canada Corporations Act, it is provided that, when authorized by By-Law, duly passed by the directors and sanctioned by at least two-thirds of the votes cast at a special general meeting of the members duly called for considering the By-Law, the directors of the corporation may from time-to-time

  1. borrow money upon the credit of the corporation;
  2. limit or increase the amount to be borrowed;
  3. issue or cause to be issued bonds, debentures or other securities of the corporation and pledge or sell the same for such sums, upon such terms, covenants and conditions and at such prices as may be deemed expedient;
  4. secure any bond, debentures or other securities, or any present or future borrowing or liability of the company, by mortgage, hypothec, charge or pledge of all or any currently owned or subsequently acquired real and personal, movable and immovable, property of the corporation, and the undertaking and rights of the corporation.

Any such by-law may provide for the delegation of such powers by the directors to such officers or directors of the corporation to such extent and in such manner as may be set out in the by-law.

Nothing herein limits or restricts the borrowing of money by the corporation on bills of exchange or promissory notes made, drawn, accepted or endorsed by or on behalf of the corporation.

The By-Laws of the corporation shall be filed with the application for letters patent until repealed, amended, altered or added to.

The corporation is to carry on its operations without pecuniary gain to its members and any profits or other accretions to the corporation are to be used in promoting its objects.