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Who runs ICOM?

Suay Aksoy,  was elected President of ICOM in 2016 in Milano, Italy. For further information, you may consult the following pages: http://icom.museum/who-we-are/the-organisation/icom-statutes.html http://icom.museum/who-we-are/the-governance/president.html… Read More

What is ICOM and what are ICOM’s missions?

ICOM stands for International Council of Museums. It is an organisation that was created in 1946 by and for museum professionals. ICOM works for society and its development and is committed to guaranteeing the conservation, continuation and protection of cultural goods. ICOM has five main missions: to establish standards… Read More

What is ICOM’s definition of a museum?

“A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment.” (ICOM Statutes, 2007) More information… Read More

What is the purpose of the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums?

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 into 36 languages, which sets minimum standards of professional practice and performance for museums and their… Read More

How many members does ICOM have and how are they organised?

ICOM counts more than 35,000 members, representing more than 20,000 museums, from 136 countries and territories. ICOM is composed of around 119 National Committees and 30 International Committees that represent museum specialisations. ICOM’s five Regional Alliances provide a forum for exchange of information and co-operation among National Committees, museums and… Read More