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April 12, 2024

Annual General Meeting of ICOM Australia 17 May 2024 – Notice of Motions to all members

The Annual General Meeting of the International Council of Museums Australian Committee Incorporated (ICOM Australia) will be held on:
Friday 17 May 2024 at 11.45 am – 12.30pm AEST
Clemenger Theatre, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

At the AGM, we are seeking endorsement to make some changes to the ICOM Australia Rules of Procedure that will allow all our members to participate in the Annual General Meeting whether in person or online.  Over the past few years it has been harder and harder for us to get a quorum due to the COVID19 pandemic and the increasing costs associated with travel for many of our members.

In our current post COVID world, the online meeting is now an everyday occurrence, it allows for a greater level of participation and it is also a more sustainable way for us to bring our members together for our AGM and reach a quorum which is 10% of our membership.

ICOM has recently held general and extraordinary assemblies online, so the Australian National Committee can propose, in good faith, the change to accepting online participation as part of the quorum.

Additionally we are also proposing a motion to move our financial reporting to a financial year cycle rather than a calendar year.  This will allow us to meet our obligations under the Associations Act and provide better financial reporting for our members.  Notice of both motions must be circulated to all members 28 days in advance of the AGM – and so the detail of both motions proposed can be found here.

We hope that you will be able to join us for the AGM in Melbourne in May to pass these important amendments.  If you cannot attend please ensure you nominate a proxy to vote in your stead so that we can reach a quorum at the meeting – the form to nominate a proxy is here.