September 21st - 22nd 2000
Centre de Recherche et de Restauration de Musées de France
Musée du Louvre, Paris
The two days of the seminar were divided into three distinct themes:
Business Meeting, Working Groups and Guest Speakers. The Seminar
commenced on Thursday 21st September with an EMII Business Meeting
restricted to partners. This was the first time partners had been
brought together to compare and exchange views and experiences.
Partners guests joined us for lunch in Les cafes des Pyramides within
the Louvre. The afternoon started with a progress report from Rosa
Botterill, Standards Co-ordinator summarising the work to date and
providing a context for the Working Groups. The three working groups met
for two hours before re-convening in the lecture theatre to present a
summary of their conclusions and any outstanding issues.
Day one concluded in the evening with the Seminar Dinner held at Le
Ziryab, L'Institute du monde arabe.
We were joined by EMII guests on day two in addition to partners guests.
The proceedings commenced with an informative welcome by our host venue.
This was followed by Christina Brown, EMII Standards Assistant, who
presented a paper 'What's in a Survey? Interpreting the European
Standards Survey'. This was the first time the results and analysis of
the survey had been presented to the EMII partners collectively.
Jeanne Hogenboom, Netherlands partner and chair of Working Group 1:
Collections Management Standards in Europe, presented a summary
of the previous days Working Groups. Jeanne's comments provided a
thoughtful introduction to the programme of guest speakers.
The Seminar formally concluded with a Lunch Reception to mark the first
year of the EMII network held at the Salon des Maréchaux, Palais Royal,
Ministère de la culture et de la communication. Participants were also
able to join one of three post seminar tours:
- Centre de Recherche et de Restauration de Musées de France Musée
- Musée de la Publicité: Union centrale des arts décoratifs
- Inventaire Général
We are grateful for the generous support and assistance in the
organisation of the seminar given by the Direction des musées de France.