**As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, the ICOM-US team is currently working from home and we don’t know how long we will be in this situation. With that, please be mindful that your new membership card and/or renewal sticker delivery may be delayed. 

We understand you may have some questions and concerns. We are always available via email at [email protected]. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support. We appreciate our amazing ICOM-US community now more than ever.

Be safe, be well and stay connected! 

ICOM-US: Your Passport to the World of Museums

When you join ICOM-US, you also become a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), a worldwide network of over 50,000 museum professionals with over 3,000 institutions in 135 countries and territories, working to create a world where cultural heritage and natural resources are universally understood, valued and protected. ICOM-US, based in Washington, DC, is the National Committee of ICOM for the United States.

You gain access to diverse perspectives and resources on timely issues, plus conferences, meetings, and workshops held in the United States and all over the globe. You may become involved in up to three of 32 international committees, each focused on a museum specialty.

And there’s more: Your ICOM card gives you free or discounted admission to participating museums throughout the world!

ICOM-US facilitates U.S. museum professionals’ participation in the global museum community, in addition to representing and advocating for U.S. museums’ international interests within ICOM. To date over 7,310 museum professionals and 140 museums from 50 states and territories have joined the National Committee of ICOM for the United States.

Learn more : Join / Renew

Applications and renewals for 2022 membership ARE OPEN!

In Celebration of International Museum Day, May 18, 2021, ICOM-US granted free access to the webinar recordings of "What is a Museum? An Exploration in Six Parts". Members are able to watch the recordings here. For non-members, the recordings are available for purchase here. Thank you to everyone who participated! 

ICOM: The World’s Museum Community

Headquartered at UNESCO House in Paris, France, ICOM stands as the sole international organization representing museums and museum professionals.
ICOM is one of the founding members of the International Committee of the Blue Shield and the creator of the Red List that classifies endangered categories of objects in vulnerable regions. It is the only international organization that can quickly mobilize museum specialists worldwide.
Through state-of-the-art research, resources and publications, training workshops, professional meetings and global conferences, and a commitment to guaranteeing the protection, conservation, and transfer of cultural goods, ICOM works for society and its development every day.
Learn more about ICOM’s missions and what they mean for you and your museum:
Establishing Standards of Excellence 

Working to Protect Cultural Heritage 

Developing the Professional Network 

Leading a Global Think Tank