Registration has opened for the 2022 ICOM General Conference: the world’s biggest and most influential conference of museums and other heritage institutions.
The 26th General Conference of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) will bring thousands of experts from around the world to Prague, in the Czech Republic, where they will set the course of the museum field for the coming years. From the 20th to 28th August, join the international museum community in ICOM Prague 2022 — both onsite and online!
With the theme The Power of Museums, ICOM Prague 2022 will focus on four main issues: economic and environmental sustainability; digitisation and new technologies; civil society and community building; leadership and management. Additionally, the General Conference will be the background of the debate and vote on a new museum definition.
For the first time in ICOM’s history, the General Conference will take place in a new hybrid format. Building on the spirit of innovation and resilience that has marked the community outreach programmes of museums around the world, a digital platform will provide participants from all over the world remote access to the scientific programme of ICOM Prague 2022.
Registration to ICOM Prague 2022 gives participants access to the full eight-day programme, including lectures, debates, workshops, social events, excursions, guided tours of the city, and more. The transformative power of museums will be further explored through a rich programme of over one hundred panel discussions, roundtables, specialist lectures, workshops and presentations. In parallel, participants will be able to discover the International Museum Fair and EXPO Forum: a 1,000 square meters showcase which will present state-of-the-art technology for museums in terms of preservation and presentation.
The social programme will offer participants an opportunity to discover Prague and the Czech Republic, including the pre-conference Getting to Know Prague, an opening party at the National Technical Museum and the National Museum of Agriculture, a Museum Night in the centre of Prague, and the Ceremony of the ICOM Flag Handover to the ICOM UAE National Committee, which will host the 27th ICOM General Conference in 2025 in Dubai. Participants can choose from as many as 40 conference excursions that will take them to all regions of the Czech Republic with over 60 museums and a dozen other cultural institutions.