Now that I have ranted in my previous post on the ICOM definitions of museums, I thought it would be good to have both the new and old for comparison. So here they are attached together cut from our assigned discussion.
I still don’t know why PDF and Word documents don’t appear directly for viewing in these posts but maybe Angela can tell me why if the image is only for graphics like jpeg, tiff, png, etc..
I do have an issue with the current trend of the buzz word for transparency as lip service dejour for bureaucrats to make it look like you can see everything through a process. When something like this appears in government policy documents it offers a warm feel good assurance that there is nothing wrong with the way they are doing things that you see. The only way you discover that purported policy statement is when it goes to court when things do wrong or are arbitrary. I haven’t see any legal definitions in law dictionaries or court cases of what transparency means.
I wonder how some of these translate into other languages of ICOM members other than English?