Museums of CAMOC
CAMOC, the International Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities, was formed in 2005. It owes its origins to the initiative of Moscow City Museum and museum professionals in other countries who felt the need for an international network of colleagues who focus on museums of the city.
The Committee also reflects the growing focus world wide on cities: their economic importance, their spectacular growth, and the problems and possibilities they present. The matters for debate on the city are almost endless: pollution, regeneration, the private car, public transport, the flight to the suburbs, the destruction of heritage, insensitive development. The Committee aims to be at the centre of this debate, not least through supporting and encouraging museums of cities in their work of collecting, preserving and presenting original material on the city’s past, present and future, work which can reinforce the city’s identity and contribute to its development.
CAMOC now has members on every continent, organizes an annual conference, publishes research on city museums, and carries out a range of projects in collaboration with city museums around the world.
Here are some of the member museums from around the world.
Athens City Museum
Our Museum presents the modern history of Athens, Europe’s oldest and most famous city, since it became the capital of the newly founded Hellenic State in 1834 under the first royal couple, Otto and Amalia. Your tour will also include many other facets of Athenian history, culture and life. Several other collections and a series of typical late 19th century- early 20th century sitting and living rooms of the Athenian aristocracy complete the different aspects of our city offered by the Museum. We thank you for your visit and wish you a pleasant tour in our Museum.
A Expomus desde 1981 atua em projetos de natureza museológica no âmbito social, cultural, científico, tecnológico e do meio ambiente. O nosso trabalho tem como missão a ampliação do conhecimento, por meio de múltiplas leituras dos vestígios materiais e imateriais da sociedade, em suas diversas dinâmicas colaborativas.
Museus e instituições culturais nacionais e internacionais, colecionadores privados e corporativos, e órgãos públicos nas esferas municipal, estadual e federal, estão entre os nossos principais parceiros e clientes.
Our purpose is to provide Glasgow’s residents and visitors with that greater access; to deliver better cultural, sporting and learning services and opportunities and inspire everyone to make the most of them. In doing so we aim to make a positive impact on individuals, the communities in which they live and the city as a whole.
The Historical Museum of the City of Kraków is a municipal museum. Councillors of Kraków decided already in 19th century to take an effort to create city’s own historical museum. The first discussions on creating museum, which could gather city’s memorabilia started in the 1860’s. Organized by City Council in 1890 Archive of Old Acts for Kraków City started to gather the collection, and raised in 1897 Society of Kraków’s History and Monuments Amateurs endorsed museum organization initiative.
Museum Victoria is Australia’s largest public museum organisation.
As the state museum for Victoria, we are responsible for looking after the State collection of nearly 17 million objects, documents, photographs and specimens.
Our research, in the fields of science and humanities, uses the museum’s collections and expert staff to further what we know about the social and natural history of Victoria and beyond.
NHB’s mission is to preserve and celebrate the shared heritage of our diverse communities, for the purpose of education, nation-building and cultural understanding. It manages the national museums and heritage institutions, and sets policies relating to heritage sites, national monuments and the national collection. Through the national collection, NHB curates heritage programmes and presents exhibitions to connect the past, present and future generations of Singaporeans. NHB is a statutory board under theMinistry of Culture, Community and Youth.
The Museum of Old Petersburg was initiated in 1907 by the group for renowned connoisseurs of art, artists, architects and collectors, and occupied the house of Count Suzor. Alexander Benois became the first director of the Museum, later being succeeded by Peter Veiner. The founding collections consisted of unique documents, architectural designs, photographs, objects of fine art, books, artefacts, in other words – everything, that somehow related to the life of St Petersburg. In 1910, the first museum exhibition was opened to the public.
The Stockholm City Museum begins in the sixteenth century and concludes in the present. Our mission is to preserve the city’s cultural heritage, bring it to life and convey it to Stockholm residents, visitors and future generations. Through the exhibitions in the museum, we tell you how Stockholm has grown from being a small trading town to the modern, multicultural capital city we see today.
The history of the city prior to the sixteenth century is on display at our sister museum, the Museum of Medieval Stockholm. Free admission.
Wien Museum is a general-purpose metropolitan museum with a wide range of collections and exhibitions – from the history of the city to art, fashion and modern culture, from the earliest settlements to the present day. Because of its general approach and interdisciplinary potential, it occupies a unique position among Vienna’s museums. It has sites throughout the city. Taking the city of Vienna as a model, it explores the general theme of social, cultural and urban change in comparison with other cities.