ICOM International Committees

The International Committees bring together experts of museum specialties. A Chairperson represents each National Committee within ICOM’s Advisory Committee.
The 31 International Committees are global think tanks on museum, and more generally, heritage, matters. They define the museum professional’s standards, share scientific information, establish partnerships with other organisations and develop recommendations for ICOM members. Read more

Key Concepts of Museology

Key concepts of museology

The International Committee of ICOM for Museology (ICOFOM) developed the booklet “Key Concepts of Museology”, an avant-première of the complete Dictionary of Museology, a reference tool that will provide museum professionals worldwide with a common language.

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Standards & Guidelines

The International Council of Museums promotes excellence, dialogue and the implementation of professional standards within the global museum community.

 

 

 

 

ICOM’s standards and guidelines supply models to museum professionals in order to facilitate the implementation of their good practices in terms of objects acquisition, personnel, conservation of art objects and museum specialism.

These standards and guidelines are elaborated by ICOM’s International Committee experts and are recognised by the Executive Council.