Ethics and museum professionals’ exemplary practices are essential for ICOM.
ICOM Code of Ethics for museums was adopted in 1986 and revised in 2004. It establishes the values and principles shared by ICOM and the international museum community. It is a reference tool translated to 38 languages and it sets minimum standards of professional practice and performance for museums and their staff.
By joining ICOM, each member commits to respect this code.
The Statutes are the foundations of the organisation and its functioning. They specify the objectives, the mission and the organisation of the structure.
The new version of this essential document was adopted by the 22nd General Assembly of ICOM in Vienna (Austria), held on 24 August 2007.
A National Committee, composed of all the members of ICOM resident in a State, may be authorised by the Executive Council to represent the interests of museums and the museum profession and to organise the activities of ICOM in that State. National Committee activities will conform to the Rules for National Committees.