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

International Museum Day
International Museum Day

Every year since 1977 International Museum Day is organised worldwide around May 18. This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society.

ICOM Advisory Committee organises the theme of this event that, given the high number of countries involved, lasts a day, a weekend, a week or even a month. 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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