ICOM News, the magazine for museum professionals
The magazine for museum professionals, ICOM News, provides the reader with reports, analytical articles, and interviews with museum experts as well as practical information. Read ICOM News
Become a member of ICOM is being part of an active network made up of 30,000 museums and museum professionals.
By joining ICOM you will integrate the world museum community and take part in the debates, the scientific exchanges and in the reflection about the museum future.
According to the ICOM Statutes, adopted during the 21st General Conference in Vienna, Austria, in 2007:
A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment.
This definition is a reference in the international community.
There are many prestigious museums among the International Council of Museums institutional members like the Metropolitan Museum in North America, the Palace Museum in Asia or the Louvre in Europe.
Museums of Science and Technologies, Fine Art Museums, City Museums of regional museums, European, African, Oceanic, Asian or American museums are all represented by ICOM, embodying the global diversity of the museum community.