Convenes Annual Meeting 
During the annual meeting of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), ICOM-US hosts a luncheon and presents programs, ICOM activities, and to spotlight timely issues. Keynote speakers have included Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Institution, and Michael Conforti, formerly of The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.

Supports Cultural Heritage In 2016, ICOM-US was a sponsor of First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis, held for the first time in Washington, D.C., a the Smithsonian Institution. The month-long course included 21 participants from 18 countries.

Co-Organizes International Conferences In 2014, ICOM's national committees of Germany, Russia, and the United States co-organized a conference exploring the theme Museums and Politics in St. Petersburg, Russia. 


Sponsors International Conferences in the U.S. Among the conferences ICOM-US has sponsored are those of ICOM-CECA (Committee for Education and Cultural Action), which addressed museum education and accessibility, and INTERCOM (International Committee on Management), which explored the topic of leadership for a sustainable museum. To learn more, contact  icomus@icom.museum.

Provides Travel Grants: ICOM-US provides grants for ICOM-US members to travel to ICOM meetings and conferences around the globe as announced by ICOM-US. To be considered for a grant, ICOM-US members must submit applications. To learn more, contact icomus@icom.museum.ICOM.

ICOM meetings, conferences and workshops are happening somewhere around the globe nearly every day. Explore the ICOM web site to learn more about the depth and breadth of ICOM's programs and activities:

Here are some highlights: