Conferences, Meetings, Events
“If we consider museums as global embassies of culture, the International Council of Museums provides a high density of ambassadors and sources that never run out of inspiration due to their different kinds of collections.”
- Johannes Kyrle, Secretary General of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Austria
“Huge range of knowledge and expertise brought together in one place for a few days.”
- Michael Houlihan, Chief Executive of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand
“I think that the real asset of ICOM is debate; it is the possibility to exchange different opinions and to put them together in one place.”
- Carlos Roberto F. Brandão, Professor of Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
“People are very engaged; they want to find out what’s going on and they want to be part of this decision-making process.”
- In-Kyung Chang, Director of Iron Museum, Republic of Korea
ICOM’s 23rd General Conference will be held from 10 to 17 August, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Some 3,000 to 4,000 international participants are expected at this crucial event for ICOM, for its members and for the international museum community. It provides a platform for museum professionals from different regions and cultures to share and exchange on their expertise and experience.
In 2009, ICOM members confirmed their confidence in Brazil by selecting Rio de Janeiro as the location of the General Conference in 2013 and look forward to discovering and exploring the cultural delights the city, its surroundings and Brazil as a whole have to offer.
Participants will debate around the theme Museums (memory + creativity) = social change.
Registration is now open on the conference website: rio2013.icom.museum
How to make the most of your ICOM General Conference experience?
Plan your participation in advance
Explore what Rio and Brazil have to offer
Examine the conference programme to spot events of greatest interest for you
Meet as many people as possible, out of the meeting rooms