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PIMA's Sponsdors

PIMA and ICOMOS Pasifika wish to thank their financial supporters – from 1999 to today

 3CS Asia Pacific
 3rd Melanesian Arts & Cultural Festival
 Australia ICOMOS
 Australian Department of the Environment and Water Resources - Asia Pacific Focal Point
 Australian Museum
 Australian National University
 Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) Program
 Bank of Hawaii
 BDO Barrett and Partners Chartered Accountants, Port Vila, Vanuatu
 Canada Fund
 Centre for a Sustainable Built Environment, University of New South Wales
 Chinese Museums Association, Taiwan
 Collections Australia Network, Sydney, Australia
 Commonwealth Association of Museums
 Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan
 Cross Cultural Task Force, International Council of Museums
 CUSO – Canada’s Volunteer Organisation
 Department of Culture & Heritage, Fiji
 Department of Culture & Heritage, Ministry of Fijian Affairs, Culture & Heritage
 Department of the Environment & Heritage, Australia
 Embassy of France in Port Vila, Vanuatu
 Embassy of France in Suva, Fiji
 Fiji Museum
 Guam Museum
 ICOM (ANC) & National Museum of Australia – ICOM Australia Museums Partnerships Program (IAMPP)
 International Centre for the Study of Conservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)
 International Centre of Excellence for Asia Pacific Studies, The Australian National University
 International Council of Museums (ICOM) - Australian National Committee
 Ministry of Fijian Affairs, Culture & Heritage
 Museum Studies Program, The University of Queensland
 National Congress Library, Agent for the Pacific Islands, Honolulu, Hawaii
 National Museum of Australia
 National Preservation Office, National Library of New Zealand
 NZAID - Overseas Development Aid Regional Funding
 Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human Development (UNESCO)
 Pacific Cooperation Foundation, New Zealand
 Pacific History Association 2006 Conference Secretariat, Dunedin, New Zealand
 Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
 Public Service Commission of the Fiji Islands, Office Accommodation Branch, Suva, Fiji
 Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Cultural Affairs Programme, Noumea, New Caledonia
 Tropical Rainforest Aromatics Ltd, Port Vila, Vanuatu
 UNESCO Office for the Pacific
 UNESCO Participation Program Fund
 UNESCO, Australia National Commission
 Vanuatu Cultural Centre, Port Vila, Vanuatu
 Volunteering for International Development from Australia (VIDA) Program
 World Heritage Centre

Our Partners

PIMA has entered into Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with a range of organisations that support the aims and activities of the Association. These include:
 Australian Museum
 Chinese Museums Association, Taiwan
 Fiji Museum
 Hawaii Museums Association
 Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia
 Vanuatu Cultural Centre

PIMA and ICOMOS Pasifika’s relationship with international heritage bodies

The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) is an intergovernmental body, which provides expert advice on how to conserve listed sites, as well as training in restoration techniques. ICCROM was set up in 1956 and is located in Rome. It is an active partner in the World Heritage Information Network. ICCROM has had a long relationship with PIMA and has been a major source of funding for a variety of projects, particularly during the PREMO 1994-1998 project which was the forerunner to the establishment of PIMA.

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) was created in 1946. It is a non-governmental international organisation of museums and museum professionals that is committed to the world's present and future, tangible and intangible, natural and cultural heritage. ICOM maintains formal relations with UNESCO and has a consultative status with the United Nations' Economic and Social Council. As a non-profit organisation, ICOM is financed primarily by membership fees and supported by various governmental and other bodies. It carries out part of UNESCO's programme for museums. Based in Paris, France, the ICOM Headquarters houses both the ICOM Secretariat and the UNESCO-ICOM Museum Information Centre.

The ICOM Executive Council granted PIMA affiliate status at its 91st session held in Melbourne, Australia held on October 10, 1998. In May 2003, the Chairman of PIMA was invited by ICOM Australia to participate in a South Pacific Forum at the Museums Australia Conference in Perth. The purpose of the Forum was to update Australian museum professionals with the situation of museums in the Pacific region and to identify the priority needs of these museums. Ongoing discussions are continuing between PIMA and ICOM Australia to identify actions to address these needs. Attendance by the members of the Executive Board at ICOM's General Assembly and Conference held every four years has afforded opportunities for the PIMA Board to meet together in one place as well as conducting international networking.

UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre (WHC) encourages countries to protect their own natural and cultural heritage and to encourage States Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage to nominate sites within their national territory for inclusion on the World Heritage List. WHC has been a partner of PIMA on a number of projects concerning natural and cultural heritage sites.  
The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) is an international non-governmental organization of professionals, dedicated to the conservation of the world's historic monuments and sites. ICOMOS provides a forum for professional dialogue and a vehicle for the collection, evaluation, and dissemination of information on conservation principles, techniques, and policies. ICOMOS Pasifika is the International Scientific Committee of ICOMOS, which is concerned with the heritage of the Pacific Islands region.

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Mission Statement

PIMA is the first regional,multilingual,multicultural, non profit organisation that assist Pacific Museums,cultural centres and peoples to preserve Pacific Island heritage.

Working together,preserving,celebrating and nurturing the heritage of the peoples of the Pacific Islands.

Pima Overview

The Pacific Islands Museums Association (PIMA) brings together museums, cultural centres and heritage institution professionals in the Pacific region to develop capacity to identify,research,manage, interpret and nurture Pacific Island cultural and natural heritage.
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