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January 31, 2022

ICOM VoicesICOM Voices x IMD2022 | Call for articles: ‘The Power of Museums’

As incomparable places of discovery, museums teach us about our past and open our minds to new ideas — two essential steps in building a better future. On International Museum Day 2022, which will take place on May 18th, we want to explore the transformative power of museums.

In the build up to IMD 2022, dedicated to the theme The Power of Museums, the ICOM Voices team is inviting all ICOM Members to send proposals for articles that will reflect on the transformative power of museums and their potential of bringing about positive change. We encourage members to submit proposals in English, French or Spanish on the following key topics:

  • Sustainability (SDGs implementation, climate action, local development, social economy…)
  • Innovation and accessibility (digital accessibility and literacy, new approaches to collections, AI for social good…)
  • Community building through education (co-creation, community activation, social change…)

Articles can be case studies, field reports, book reviews, interviews, exhibition or conference reviews, opinion pieces, etc.


To submit a proposal for ICOM Voices, please log in to your ICOM Member Space on the ICOM website and click on ‘Submit an article proposal for ICOM Voices’. Please ensure that your proposal relates to one of the four themes specified above.


Please type a 100-word summary of your piece in the box provided. Full articles (1000 words max.) and personal accounts (700 words max.) sent as an attachment will also be considered.


You can send your proposal in one of the three official languages of ICOM: English, French or Spanish.


The proposals received will be reviewed by the ICOM Voices editorial team. If your proposal is selected, we will contact you. You can find guidelines on the submission of full articles and information on the editorial process here.

The ICOM Voices team thanks you all for your contributions.