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October 21, 2020: Applications and renewals for 2021 membership will OPEN.

"Where ICOM From"

Museums were once criticized as old-fashioned institutions, but are today they are at the center of international geopolitical questions. The role of ICOM has also changed. It was founded in 1946 by a small group of professionals, and now  includes some 48,900 members from an array of backgrounds. This video teaser was part of a special exhibition celebrating the 70th anniversary of ICOM at its 24th General Conference in Milan, Italy.


**As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, ICOM-US 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 will most likely be delayed in being delivered to you.

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! 

Membership Benefits    

Be part of the international museum community   

Get involved in international events

Benefit from ICOM services

  • Access to live events and recordings including ICOM and ICOM-US Webinars
  • ICOM Solidarity Projects
  • Get insight on trends and innovation in museums thanks to ICOM News, the magazine for museum professionals, and monthly electronic newsletter
  • Credentials for ICOM’s Members Dashboard with the latest ICOM information on international events, publications, training, job offers, grants, international committees, ICOM’s governance and meetings
  • Search ICOM publications: monthly electronic newsletter; Museum International, ICOM’s peer reviewed journal, each issue devoted to specific contemporary museum theme and aims to provoke debate. 
  • ICOM Voices: editorial space for ICOM members’ articles on museum related themes such as sustainability, local community, heritage protection, intangible heritage and museum professionals’ working conditions
  • Join any of ICOM’s 32 International Committees and make your voice heard
  • Settle your art and cultural heritage disputes through the ICOM-WIPO mediation procedure

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 organized by some partner organizations 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
  • Shape the future of the museum profession and support museums in fulfilling their missions
  • Advocate museum standards of excellence and museum ethics 
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Membership is annual and runs from January 1 to December 31 of every year in which dues are paid. New memberships received after September 30 will become effective as of January 1 of the following year unless otherwise indicated.

ICOM-US Membership services are coordinated by:
Molly Shevlin and Morgan Denault, Hauck and Associates
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Washington, DC 20016