Author Archive for clairemcguire

Learning, Making, Doing: Libraries as Incubators of Creativity and the Creative Economy

A vital component in realizing cultural rights, including freedom of expression and participation in cultural life, is supporting cultural actors. This includes those working in the creation, production, and distribution of, as well as access to, expressions of culture. So, with 2021 being the International Year of Creative Economy for […]

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25 Years of Cooperation for Cultural Property Protection

On 6 June 1994, the International Committee of the Blue Shield was established in a spirit of collaboration by the International Council on Archives (ICA), the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the International Council of Museums and Sites (ICOMOS), and IFLA. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Blue Shield, we […]

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Learning, Encountering, and Exploring: Libraries Making Space for Cultural Diversity

On World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (21 May), the UN invites reflection and recognition of the importance of ensuring the ability to create and access diverse cultural expressions. This is critical for implementing the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural […]

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Recover and Reimagine: Museums and Libraries Building Back Better Together

For International Museum Day 2021 (18 May), the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has invited their community to create, imagine and share new practices and innovative solutions to present challenges under the theme: “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine”. GLAMs (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) have been self-evaluating over […]

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World Heritage Day: Libraries, Access, and Engagement

The International Council on Museum and Sites (ICOMOS) is a global non-government organisation working for the conservation and protection of cultural places. As libraries are important features of cultural places and contributions to knowledge on cultural heritage, ICOMOS and IFLA are partners on many joint initiatives – see our work […]

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Libraries for Climate Empowerment: inspiring action through education, training, and public awareness

Libraries are enablers and drivers of sustainable development. They are essential contributors to an informed, participatory society, and vectors of positive change within their communities. This is important for climate action, as the relevant international legal frameworks emphasise education, training, awareness, and public participation.  This is climate empowerment, and we […]

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Putting IFLA’s Risk Register to Work

IFLA’s Risk Register works to help prevent the loss of documentary heritage collections of all kinds. It is a record of collections, combined with a suite of tools to help collection owners recognise risks and take steps towards risk reduction. By recording information regarding irreplaceable documentary heritage collections, we are […]

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