International Council of Museums (ICOM)

International Council of Museums (ICOM)

2013

International Council of Museums (ICOM) is the international organization of museums and museum professionals. ICOM maintains formal relations with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and has a consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council

Since 1946, ICOM has assisted members of the museum community in their mission to preserve, conserve and share cultural heritage and also takes advice from institutional partners to achieve its objectives.

Actually, the organization gathers almost 30,000 members and is made up of National Committees, which represent 137 countries and territories, and International Committees, which gather experts in museum specialties worldwide.