April de 2013
This publication presents a facsimile of the magazine Museum (1973), which compiles the different views and actions of the participating countries and their representatives.
The work that made this publication possible began in early 2012, upon the initiative of the President of the Intergovernmental Committee of the Ibermuseums Program, José do Nascimento Junior, who invited the president of the International Movement for New Museology (Minom), Paula Assunção, to act as researcher and organizer of a publication about the Santiago Round table.
Once the proposal was accepted, the researcher began her search for the existing files about the Roundtable in Santiago. At the same time, the Directorate of Libraries, Archives and Museums of Chile, under the coordination of the National Deputy Director of Museums, Alan Trampe, mobilized the available resources to gather all the original documents related to the 1972 event.
To help recover the history of the meeting, Hugues de Varine was contacted. He was the ICOM President at the time of the Round Table and promptly agreed to assist. His invaluable testimony, recorded in a video accompanying this publication, shows how the values and principles of the Declaration of the Roundtable of Santiago of Chile remain true in today’s museology.
The second volume includes the facsimile of the 1973 Museum Magazine (volume XXV, number 3), dedicated to the Roundtable of Santiago de Chile and to Latin American museology. This volume has also been translated into the same languages as the first volume of this publication. It is important to note that this document has only been reissued as a result of the cooperation between the Ibermuseums Program, the Unesco Publications department, the General Sub-directorate of State Museums of Spain and IBRAM.
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