More than 160 experts, from 70 Member States and 20 observer organizations, participated the two-day Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts (Category II), pursuant to 37 C/Resolution 43 and 195 EX/ Decision 35, approved, on 28 May 2015, the draft text of the Recommendation on the Protection and Promotion of Museums and Collections, their Diversity and their Role in Society, for its submission to the 38th session of the UNESCO General Conference.
This marked another decisive step towards the establishment of a new international standard-setting instrument on museums.
The Intergovernmental Meeting also considered ways and means to establish a High Level Forum on Museums foreseen in the approved Programme and Budget (37C/5).
The People’s Republic of China announced an initial funding for the establishment of such a Forum.
The Report of the Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts including the Draft Recommendation on the Protection and Promotion of Museums and Collections, their Diversity and their Role in Society will soon be available online on the dedicated webpage.