Code of Ethics

ICOM Code of Ethics for museums

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.

ICOM Statutes

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The Statutes of the International Council of Museums (hereinafter referred to as “ICOM”) is the basic document of the Organisation. The Internal Rules of ICOM and the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums define and complete these Statutes.

The new version of this essential document was adopted by the Extraordinary General Assembly of ICOM in Milan (Italy), held on 9th July 2016.

Article 24 - 24. Dissolution

Section 1. Authority for Dissolution
Members of ICOM shall be permitted to take a decision to dissolve the Organisation in compliance with Article 10 Section 3 by obtaining a three-fourths (3/4) majority vote of the Members present or being represented.

All Members must be duly convened, in compliance with Article 10 Section 4.

Section 2. Assets of the Organisation In accordance with the provisions of the French 1901 Associations Act, any assets owned by ICOM at the time of dissolution shall be transferred to an organisation having similar aims to those of ICOM.