Programs

The International Council of Museums serves society and its development and is committed to guaranteeing the protection, the conservation and the transfer of cultural goods. Thanks to international projects with partners like UNESCO, INTERPOL or the World Customs Organisation (WCO), ICOM carries out several missions such as fighting against illicit traffic in cultural goods, risk management, promotion of culture and knowledge and protection of tangible and intangible heritage.

ICOM relies on the network of experts and professionals that form the National and International Committees for these wide-ranging programmes. ICOM is the only international organisation that can quickly mobilise the most renowned museum specialists worldwide. Learn more about international programs here and check out some of ICOM's main activities below.

ICOM General Conference
International Museum Day
AAM Annual Meeting & Museum Expo
Full International Calendar of Events

International Committees

ICOM International Committees
The International Committees bring together experts of museum specialties. Chairpersons represents each International Committee within ICOM’s Advisory Committee.


The 30 International Committees are global think tanks on museum, and more generally, heritage, matters. They define the museum professional’s standards, share scientific information, establish partnerships with other organizations and develop recommendations for ICOM members.


Please find below ICOM's international committees:

AVICOM

 

ICOM International Committee for Audiovisual, New Technologies and Social Media
CAMOC

International Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities
CECA

International Committee for Education and Cultural Action
CIDOC

International Committee for Documentation
CIMCIM

ICOM International Committee of Museums and Collections of Instruments and Music
CIMUSET

International Committee for Museums and Collections of Science and Technology
CIPEG

International Committee for Egyptology
COMCOL

International Committee for Collecting
COSTUME

International Committee for Museums and Collections of Costume
DEMHIST

International Committee for Historic House Museums
GLASS

International Committee for Museums and Collections of Glass
ICAMT

International Committee for Architecture and Museum Techniques
ICDAD

International Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Arts and Design
ICEE

International Committee for Exhibitions and Exchange
ICFA

International Committee for Museums and Collections of Fine Arts
ICLM

International Committee for Literary Museums
ICMAH

International Committee for Museums and Collections of Archaeology and History
ICME

International Committee for Museums and Collections of Ethnography
ICMEMO

International Committee of Memorial Museums in Remembrance of the Victims of Public Crimes
ICMS

International Committee for Museum Security
ICOFOM

International Committee for Museology
ICOM-CC

Committee for Conservation
ICOMAM

International Committee for Museums and Collections of Arms and Military History
ICOMON

International Committee for Money and Banking Museums
ICR

International Committee for Regional Museums
ICTOP

International Committee for the Training of Personnel
INTERCOM

International Committee for Museum Management
MPR

International Committee for Marketing and Public Relations
NATHIST

International Committee for Museums and Collections of Natural History
UMAC

International Committee for University Museums and Collections