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Becoming A Member

Your Passport to the Global Museum Community

We are delighted to learn of your interest in the International Council of Museums and look forward to welcoming you to membership.  We feel sure you will find great value in the opportunity to learn from and share with museum colleagues from around the world. 

Your ICOM membership also includes the ICOM Card: the most widely recognized global museum professional credential.  The card is recognized for free or reduced admission at museums throughout the world.

Whether they live at home or abroad, US citizens can join ICOM by enrolling in ICOM-US, the US National Committee of ICOM.  Non-US museum professionals who live and work in the US can also choose to join ICOM through ICOM-US.  To join as a new member, read on.

*Membership is annual and runs from January 1st to December 31st of every year.

Membership Categories and Eligibility


ICOM-US Membership services are coordinated by:

Molly Shevlin, Hauck and Associates
1000 Potomac Street NW, Suite 108
Washington, DC 20007  
Phone: (202) 452-1200
Fax: (202) 833-3636

Renewal information for 2018 Membership will be available in November of 2017.


New Member Application

Individual New Member Application
Institutional New Member Application




Membership Benefits

- Be part of the international museum community

- Get involved in international missions

- Benefit from ICOM services

- And many other benefits with your ICOM membership

  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • ICOM Card: your international entry pass to museums worldwide
  • Enjoy free or discounted registration fees to all ICOM events, those organised by some partner organisations and some of the most famous international art fairs
  • Benefit from preferential rates to museum shops and publications
  • Receive (as an institution) several ICOM membership cards for your staff members, your international entry pass to museums worldwide