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ICOM Information Centre

ICOM Information Centre

The ICOM Information Centre was created in 1946 and is managed by the ICOM Secretariat.

Collections held at ICOM headquarters

The collections consist of the publications issued by ICOM, its Committees and Regional Alliances. In addition, the Centre holds national legislative documents on the protection of cultural heritage, international and national museum directories, illicit traffic-related publications and reports, as well as publications on endangered heritage in emergency situations.

More than 4,200 references are indexed in the online ICOM Publications database.

Access to the ICOM Information Centre

The ICOM Information Centre is open to the public from Monday to Thursday from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm, by appointment. It is situated in the UNESCO Building, 1 rue Miollis – 75732 Paris CEDEX 15 (France).

 For an appointment, contact the ICOM Information Center Documentalist

Off-site collections

The Documentation Unit is located at 6 rue des Pyramides – 75041 Paris cedex 01 (France).

Monographs, museology periodicals and museum catalogues housed in the Documentation Unit (Unité de documentation) of the Direction générale des patrimoines – Service des musées de France are available for consultation. It is open to the public by appointment. To book an appointment, send an email or call the +33 (0)1 40 15 36 28.

Catalogue of the Documentation Unit

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Temporary exhibition catalogues have been transferred to the library of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA). For more information send an email or call the +33 (0)1 47 03 50 82.

Catalogue of the ENSBA library

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  • Publications Database

    Find a full listing of the ICOM Committees and Affiliated Organisations' publications