The 22 Annual Conference
of the International Committee of Literary Museums (ICLM)
took place at the Estonian Literary Museum
in Tartu, Estonia from May 30 until June 4, 1999. By the resolution
of the Presidium of the ICLM the theme of the conference was:
Exhibition as a Work of Art.
ICLM abbreviates International Committee
for Literature Museums. It was established in 1977 within
the International Council of Museums as a professional sub-organization.
ICLM represents institutions dedicated
to collecting, exhibiting and otherwise publishing documents
of and on writers, their literary outputs and their receptions
by contemporaries and posterity. It is open to all institutions
fulfilling these functions.
ICLM represents literature museums, writers` houses, shrines,
literary exhibition centres, archives of literature, and exhibition
departments of libraries.
It is open to biogrphical museums of other descriptions with
similar tasks such as composers` houses, artists` homes and philosophers`
ICLM represents museum institutions in Europe, the Americas,
India, the Near and the Far East. It is open to institutions
of the above descriptions in all corners of the world.
ICLM stands for:
- high professional standards;
- international markets of ideas;
- institutional cooperation;
- annual conferences;
- annual literary;
- annual lliterary museum excursions;
- regular publications;
- proffessional awareness of the needs andstrategies
of literary museum work;
- cooperation with national literary non-museum
institutions and organizations;
- international understanding by printing
out the achievements and values of world literature;
- reading by offering, through the avtivities
done by the museums united in it, the literary worlds of words
as fields of rewarding exercise and practice and a high standard
The final programme and list of reports
of the 22nd Annual ICLM Conference.
See also photos