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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ICOM's Statutes are an essential document for the organisation. ICOM's rules clarify and complete these Statutes.

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.

Article 05 - 5. Annual Membership Fee

Section 1. Amount and Payment of the Membership Fee
Each Individual, Institutional, Student, and Supporting Member of ICOM shall pay an annual membership fee (dues) at a rate recommended by the Executive Council and approved by the General Assembly.

Every year, the Executive Council shall announce the amount of the annual membership fee for the following year. The National Committee shall forward the membership fees to the Secretariat by June 30th,  which will process in the month following receipt.

Section 2. Period Covered by the Membership Fee
The annual membership fee shall cover the calendar year in question.