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What is ICOM and what are ICOM’s missions?

ICOM stands for International Council of Museums. It is an organisation that was created in 1946 by and for museum professionals. ICOM works for society and its development and is committed to guaranteeing the conservation, continuation and protection of cultural goods. ICOM has five main missions: to establish standards… Read More

Who runs ICOM?

Suay Aksoy,  was elected President of ICOM in 2016 in Milano, Italy. For further information, you may consult the following pages:… Read More

What is ICOM’s definition of a museum?

“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.” (ICOM Statutes, 2007) More information… Read More

Call for Articles – ICOM Voices

The ICOM website serves as a communication platform for museum -and heritage- related projects, experiences and discussions about the sector. It promotes themes that are at the heart of the museum’s mission today such as sustainability, local development/community, heritage protection, intangible heritage and working conditions for museum professionals. To encourage… Read More