C o m m o n w e a l t h
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CAM Bulletin Number 3 - Oct. 1997
The President's Column
Welcome to the President's Column!
One of the goals of the Executive Council of our Association was to enlist Patrons for CAM. As a result of this aim, contacts were made with two Distinguished Statesmen of the Commonwealth who will give inspiration and vision. I am happy to announce to all our members across the Commonwealth that we now have two Patrons who have written to confirm their acceptance of our invitation. The two Eminent Citizens are President Nelson Mandela of South Africa and Sir Shridath Ramphal, the former Secretary General of the Commonwealth.
The acceptance of these two international and Commonwealth Statesmen to be Patrons of CAM is a loud testimony to the relevance and strategic importance of CAM in the global museum community.
I believe that we will all continue to work hard in our various countries to promote the cause of museums and our Association for the better understanding of the people and cultures that make up The Commonwealth of Nations. By doing this we will justify the confidence which our Patrons have in CAM.
In the name of all our membership, I thank our Patrons for the honour done to our Association and assure them that we will work closely with them to enhance the importance and usefulness of museums and the contributions they can make to the attainment of the lofty ideals of the Commonwealth.
Emmanuel N. Arinze