CAM Bulletin Number 1 - Jan. 1996
Resolutions Adopted at CAM 1995 Study Tour and Outreach Program Botswana and South Africa
September 17-28, 1995
- Resolution I
This meeting recommends that CAM should enhance its communications strategy to further the development of a discourse of post-colonial museology in the next three years.
- Resolution II
This meeting celebrates and welcomes the re-entry of South Africa into the Commonwealth, and in doing so directs CAM to advocate and assist without delay the establishment of training and professional development programs in the new South Africa, with an emphasis on both the pre-entry and practising museum workers.
- Resolution III
This meeting directs the CAM Executive to make its best efforts to foster dialogue and mutual understanding among CAM members through regular communication in its newsletters, as well as other forms of communication and opportunities which arise.
CAM members are responsible for keeping the Executive informed of opportunities for the exchange or circulation of small to modest exhibitions, opportunities in the area of training, particular distance training, and the promotion of self-determination by nations to represent themselves.
CAM should use its communication vehicles to promote and facilitate the networking of its undeveloped members and institutions.
- Resolution IV
This meeting directs CAM to endorse in principle that all member countries in Africa should work together to advance and develop museums throughout the continent with strong emphasis on training and development of all museum workers in post-colonial museology.
- Resolution V
The delegates of CAM's Study Tour and Outreach Program wish to congratulate the Program Committee and recommend that CAM continue to facilitate the future organisation of similar study tours as these enable in-depth discussions and the establishment of meaningful partnerships in the promotion of post-colonial museology.
- Resolution VI
The participants in the CAM Study Tour and Outreach Program want to extend thanks to the hosts and funders of the event especially the Program Committee, the National Museum and Art Gallery of Botswana and the museum community in Botswana, the Southern African Museums Association, and the museum community in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria. A special thanks to the Commonwealth Foundation who provided the principle funding, and to the private sector funders in South Africa and Botswana.