I had the great privilege to attend the IMC 6th World Forum on Music in Paris, 28 September-1 October. The International Music Council (IMC) was founded in 1949 by UNESCO and the Forum was combined with a celebration of its 70th Anniversary. I represented IAML together with Stanisław Hrabia, IAML’s President and Klaus Keil, Director of the RISM Central Editorial Office. We enjoyed inspirational lectures, panel discussions, poster presentations, an exhibition, several concerts … and cocktails. As always, networking was an important part of the meeting.
The International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres encourages and promotes the activities of music libraries, archives and documentation centres to support and facilitate the realization of projects in music bibliography, music documentation and music library and information science at national and international levels.
Az IAML a világ különböző típusú zenei könyvtárait, gyűjteményeit, archívumait, dokumentációs központjait, zenekiadóit, terjesztőit, zenei könyvtárosait, zenetudósait, szakembereit fogja össze. Minden évben különböző helyszínen nemzetközi kongresszust szervez előadásokkal, poszterbemutatókkal, munkaülésekkel. Idén az IAML kongresszusának (2019. július 14-19.) Lengyelország kulturális fővárosa, Krakkó adott otthont.
I partecipanti italiani al Congresso a Cracovia in alcuni scatti di piacevoli momenti durante la visita alla città e i dintorni. Tra i delegati italiani: Sabina Benelli, Nicoletta Betta, Federica Biancheri, Attilio Bottegal, Giovanni Dequal, Patrizia Florio, Tiziana Grande, Mariagrazia Laganà, Pierluigi Ledda, Laura Rinnovati, Pietro Zappalà.
This was my first IAML Congress, which initially was not only exciting, but also terrifying. I needn’t have been nervous however because, from the first-time-attendees session at the start and throughout the week, everyone was extremely kind and welcoming. The real benefit of a conference like this is the chance to connect with colleagues from all over the world. You hear not only about their work but also about their lives. It is such an enriching experience on so many levels!