Museums have no borders,
they have a network


The ICOM International Museum Research and Exchange Centre (ICOM-IMREC) is an international research and exchange platform concerning the museum field and its related areas.

The idea was born after ICOM General Conference, Kyoto 2019, between ICOM and the Shanghai University in China, to implement Resolution 2 of the General Assembly to integrate Asia into the ICOM Community.

It is a partnership created to encourage museums all over the world to engage in a more diverse, inclusive, and democratic cultural dialogue and collaboration among ICOM and the global museum community.

ICOM-IMREC also provides research and exchange knowledge opportunities for ICOM members from all around the world, especially those young museum leaders from the emerging countries.

ICOM-IMREC’s objective are, in accordance with ICOM’s missions:

  • to stimulate a global think tank and an international network;
  • to address critical theoretical and practical issues that the international museum community is facing;
  • to promote cross-geographical and interdisciplinary collaborations for scientific research on current and emerging issues commonly shared by the museum community;
  • to publish data analysis and research reports.

The creation of the administrative, academic and governance bodies is in process and the activities and modalities of participation will be published on our website.