General Conference

Every three years, ICOM’s General Conference gathers the international museum community around a theme defined by museum professionals. More than 3,000 experts and museum professionals meet for a whole week to exchange on museum-related topics, encompassing scientific discussions with ICOM’s International Committees and conversations on current pressing issues in the museum and heritage sphere. This year, ICOM’s 24th General Conference will take place in Milan (Italy) from July 3-9, 2016. Read More

ICOM International Training Centre for Museum Studies
ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums

By providing inclusive and participatory training programmes for museum professionals, the ICOM International Training Centre for Museum Studies is intended to promote research and exchange among museums at an international level and develop the museum expertise of professionals from developing countries, especially those from the Asia-Pacific region. Read More

ICOM’s 2014 Annual Report

ICOM’s 2014 Annual Report is currently available in a downloadable format. The report offers an overview of the activities carried out throughout 2014 by all of ICOM’s National and International Committees, Regional Alliances and Affiliated Organisations. The publication includes information about developing museum and heritage expertise, supporting ICOM’s strong and dynamic network, developing and managing resources and strengthening ICOM’s global leadership in the heritage sector. Read More

ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums
ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums

Exemplary ethical practices by museum professionals are essential for ICOM members.

ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums was adopted in 1986 and revised in 2004. It establishes the values and principles shared by ICOM and the international museum community. It is a reference tool translated into 36 languages and it sets minimum standards of professional practice and performance for museums and their staff.

By joining ICOM, each member agrees to respect this code.

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