The Commonwealth Association of Museums (CAM) is an international NGO based in Canada and dedicated to supporting museums and museum workers throughout the 53 countries of the Commonwealth. Since 1974, CAM has focused on contemporary issues in postcolonial societies, such as sustainable development, human rights, social justice, health and education, poverty alleviation. CAM’s programs include a triennial general assembly, regional workshops, a distance learning certificate program in Basic Museum Studies, and an international internship program. Current special projects include a global collaboration with ICOM CAMOC (Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities) called Migration:Cities I(im)migration and arrival cities and Human Remains Management in southern Africa, a collaboration with Iziko Museums of South Africa, the Museums Association of Namibia, the Botswana Museum/National Museum of Botswana, ICOM ICME (Museums of Ethnography), ETHCOM (Ethics), and the national committees of South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. CAM publishes a bimonthly newsletter, the CAM Bulletin as well as occasional publications. In addition to being affiliated with the Commonwealth, CAM is also affiliated with the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
Contact: Secretary-General: Catherine C Cole [email protected]