International Council of Museums (ICOM)

Conseil international des musées
Consejo Internacional de Museos
Internationaler Museumsrat

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History

16 Nov 1946, Paris (France).

Aims

As the international organization of museums and museum professionals, promote conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world's natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible; ensure conservation and protection of cultural goods; establish standards of excellence in design, management and collections organization.

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Activities

Provides services and technical assistance to UNESCO and its member states through expert missions, planning of museums, organization of meetings and preparation of publications.

'National Committees' provide the principal instrument of communication between ICOM and its members and organize international exchange programmes.

'International Committees' (31, meeting annually) represent different types of museum or particular disciplines and carry out ICOM's major objectives: exchange of scientific information at international level; drawing up of professional standards; adoption of rules and recommendations; realization of joint projects. They are:

 • ICOM International Committee for Architecture and Museum Techniques (ICAMT);

 • ICOM International Committee for Audiovisual and New Technologies of Image and Sound (AVICOM);

 • ICOM International Committee for Collecting (COMCOL);

 • ICOM International Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities (CAMOC);

 • ICOM International Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC);

 • ICOM International Committee for Documentation (CIDOC);

 • ICOM International Committee for Education and Cultural Action (CECA);

 • ICOM International Committee for Egyptology (CIPEG);

 • ICOM International Committee for Exhibition Exchange (ICEE);

 • ICOM International Committee for Historic House Museums (DEMHIST);

 • ICOM International Committee for Literary Museums (ICLM);

 • ICOM International Committee for Marketing and Public Relations (MPR);

 • ICOM International Committee for Money and Banking Museums (ICOMON);

 • ICOM International Committee for Museology (ICOFOM);

 • ICOM International Committee for Museum Management (INTERCOM);

 • ICOM International Committee for Museum Security (ICMS);

 • ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Archaeology and History (ICMAH);

 • ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Costume;

 • ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Ethnography (ICME);

 • ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Glass;

 • ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Natural History (ICOM NATHIST);

 • ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Science and Technology (CIMUSET);

 • ICOM International Committee of Musical Instrument Museums and Collections (CIMCIM);

 • ICOM International Committee for Regional Museums (ICR);

 • ICOM International Committee for the Training of Personnel (ICTOP);

 • ICOM International Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC);

 • International Committee of ICOM for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM);

 • International Committee of Memorial Museums for the Remembrance of Victims of Public Crimes (IC MEMO);

 • International Committee of Museums and Collections of Arms and Military History (ICOMAM);

 • International Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Arts and Design (ICDAD);

 • International Committee for Museums and Collections of Fine Arts (ICFA).

'Regional Alliances' (5):

 • ICOM Regional Alliance for South East Europe (ICOM SEE); ICOM Regional Alliance for Arab Countries (ICOM-ARAB); ICOM Asia-Pacific Regional Alliance (ICOM-ASPAC); ICOM European Regional Alliance (ICOM-Europe); ICOM Latin American and Caribbean Regional Alliance (ICOM-LAC).

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Consultative Status

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 117 countries
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UIA Org ID

B1749

Last News Received

2015
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