Museums have no borders,
they have a network

All news

April 3, 2023

NetworkDictionary of Museology just published in English!

We are pleased to announce the publication of the new Dictionary of Museology (English edition), jointly published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis) and ICOM, and edited by François Mairesse.

Museums are, more than ever before, at the heart of cultural, social and economic issues in our societies. This reference book covers the following aspects of the museum profession and museum studies: exhibition, research methods, collections management and conservation/restoration, museum education and mediation, management/marketing, history and critical analysis of the museum.

The Dictionary of Museology is the product of several years of research and contributions by an international team of experts and authors. More than 1,200 entries analyse and contextualise terms used in the museum field, from the most academic (exhibition, artefact, intangible heritage, cabinet of curiosity) to the most contemporary (NFT, memory spots, cybermuseum…).

We hope that the Dictionary of Museology will allow its readers to use a common language, accessible to museum professionals of all disciplines and cultures.

The Dictionary of Museology can be ordered on the Routledge website :

ICOM members are entitled to a 30% discount on this publication. If you are interested, please contact the Publications Department: