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July 28, 2023

Cancellation of the Amsterdam Conference and a New Event to be Announced Conference

It is with a deep sadness and heavy hearts that we must announce the cancellation of the 2023 ICMEMO Conference that was to take place in Amsterdam November 1-5, 2023. We know that this will come as an enormous disappointment to all our members, our colleagues in ICOM, and our international community. This is not a decision we have taken lightly and there are two overriding principles that led to this difficult step. First is our responsibility to our constituencies to guarantee a meaningful conference, both academically and collegially, that addresses the scholarship and needs of us all. The second was the uncertainty due to factors beyond our control, that we would be able to fulfill our legal and fiscal responsibilities.
We thank all who contributed their time, efforts, and ideas over the past several years to develop the conference. They went above and beyond in trying to save the conference and deserve our utmost respect.
We also understand the importance of the situation and high expectation of all who come to an ICMEMO conference to learn, to network, to make new and valuable friends and contacts. We continue to work hard to bring you an event that is meaningful and are already at work on a different venue for fall of 2023 as well as relevant webinars. While it is true that the conference will no longer take place in the that was originally intended, we continue to strive toward our goals of serving our ICMEMO, ICOM, and global communities. Please continue to check our website for further details.