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A report on the first Americas conference held in San Jose, Costa Rica, in April 1998. The report summarizes the discussions on the role of the museum within the community as it relates to education, cultural heritage, technology, emergency preparedness, and cultural tourism. It examines the role culture has in the development process through case studies and statements from major international agencies. The conference was conducted as part of the ICOM Triennial Program 1995-1998 and was organized in cooperation with the Institute for Latin American Museology (ILAM).