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’s Committees represent the museums and museum professionals within the organisation.
They serve as a go-between for the General Secretariat, the National Committees, the International Committees, the Regional Alliances, Affiliated Organisations, Standing Committees and Working Groups. These bodies contribute to the resources, the energy and the diversity of the programmes set up by ICOM. Read more
The Advisory Committee is ICOM’s counselling and recommendation body. It shares its observations with the Executive Council.
The Advisory Committee is made up of the Presidents of the ICOM National and International Committees and Affiliated Organisations and its Chaiperson and Vice-Chairperson are elected for three years among its members.
The Advisory Committee meets once a year and discussions and recommendations help to define the upcoming actions of ICOM by communicating its observations to the Executive Council.
In 2013, Suay Aksoy (CAMOC, Turkey) has been elected Chairperson of the Advisory Committee and Nicholas Crofts (CIDOC, Switzerland) has been elected Vice-Chairperson for the period 2013-2016.
The 29th ICOM General Assembly and the 79th Advisory Committee Meeting will be held during the upcoming ICOM Annual Meetings from Monday, 2 June to Wednesday, 4 June 2014, UNESCO House, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris, France.