The ICOM Legal Affairs Committee is a Standing Committee of ICOM to advise the Executive Board and the Advisory Council of ICOM.
The purpose and missions of the Committee are to provide expertise on legal issues of interest to the museum community, such as but not limited to cultural heritage, intellectual property and information technology laws.
The Committee assists ICOM in advancing and promoting knowledge, best practices and informed action focusing on legal issues for museums and museum professionals. The Committee shall notably:
- Advise the Executive Board and the Secretariat on legal issues topical, affecting museums, museum professionals, art and cultural heritage and more generally on legal issues in relation with ICOM stakes and challenges.
- Provide opinio juris to ICOM and ICOM Members in order for them to act with due diligence with respect to legal matters.
- Advocate on legal issues affecting the museum community.
- Raise awareness on new legal issues interesting the museum community.
Chair: Giuditta GIARDINI (ICOM Italy)
Members: Henriett GALAMBOS (ICOM Hungary), Ouédraogo MIKNAM (ICOM Burkina Faso), Osman MUTAZ (ICOM United Arab Emirates), Bély Hermann Abdoul Karim NIANGAO (ICOM Burkina Faso), Christel DE NOBLET (France), Joelle Caroline NWABUEZE (Cameroon), Robert PETERS (ICOM Germany), Mariana VALENTE (Brazil)
Ex-officio: Emma NARDI (Italy) ICOM President and Antonio RODRÍGUEZ Executive Board Representative
ICOM Secretariat: Valentine MOLINEAU (Legal Advisor) and Marion TORTERAT (Legal Coordinator).