icam17 conference takes place this fall in Montreal and New York

icam is the international confederation of architectural museums and an organization of architectural museums, centres and collections. It is dedicated to fostering links between all those interested in promoting the better understanding of architecture. icam and its members aim to: preserve the architectural record; raise the quality and protection of the built environment; foster the study of architectural history in the interest of future practice; stimulate the public appreciation of architecture; and promote the exchange of information and professional expertise

icam 17 will be held in September 2014 in Montreal and New York, hosted by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Avery Library of Columbia University in New York. 

The conference will begin in Montreal on Sunday, September 21, 2014 with the opening lecture, tours and three conference sessions on the following days addressing archiving born-digital material, the pressure of the contemporary and the role of photographic collections in architecture centers and museums. On Thursday, September 25, 2014, the conference continues in New York, with special tours and a session on collaboration between institutions. The conference will conclude on September 28, 2014.

Online registration is available until June 30, 2014.

The conference is organized by Mirko Zardini/Martien de Vletter, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal; Barry Bergdoll, The Museum of Modern Art/Columbia University, New York; and Carole Ann Fabian, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, New York.

For more information, please visit www.icam-web.org/conference.php or contact Martien de Vletter, Associate Director, Collection, CCA at icam2014@cca.qc.ca.