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 new version of this essential document was adopted by the Extraordinary General Assembly of ICOM in Milan (Italy), held on 9th July 2016.
Section 1. Amount and Payment of the Membership Fee
Each Individual, Institutional, Student, and Supporting Member of ICOM shall pay an annual membership fee at a rate stipulated by the Executive Board and approved by the General Assembly.
Section 2. Period Covered by the Membership Fee The annual membership fee shall cover the calendar year in question.