Latest News Updates


February 2023

One year of supporting Ukrainian museums and their professionals. Read more here

October 2022

 ICOM takes action against climate change

September 2022

The 26th ICOM General Conference was a success!
Three years after the ICOM Kyoto 2019, this General Conference was held in a very different context. With over 3400 participants in attendance and online, the message was clear: we are united in our commitment to the global museum community. In addition to the joy of meeting again after more than two years apart, there was also the excitement of the high level scientific programme, the approval of a new museum definition and the election of a new Executive Board. Follow the main steps of the Conference in our live article and on our socials!

ICOM Approves a New Museum Definition
On August 24th, the ICOM Extraordinary General Assembly approved a new museum definition. The vote is the culmination of an 18-month participatory process that involved hundreds of museum professionals from 126 National Committees from all over the world.
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ICOM will establish a protocol on respecting the ICOM Code of Ethics during conflicts
On August 19th, the Executive Board unanimously approved a recommendation to establish a protocol to address conflicts as part of the ongoing revision process of the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums.
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2022-25 Elections: Emma Nardi elected ICOM President
Emma Nardi (ICOM Italy) was elected ICOM President by the 37th General Assembly during ICOM Prague 2022. She will join the new ICOM Executive Board Members elected for the term 2022-25, along with the new Chair of the Advisory Council, Antonio Rodriguez (ICOM-US). 
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AAM 2022 & ICOM-US Annual Meeting | May 19-22, 2022 in Boston

Happy International Museum Day 2022!
The Power of Museums was celebrated across the world during International Museum Day on May 18th. Explore the over 5,000 events registered on the official interactive map to discover how museums around the globe marked this unique occasion all though May.
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ICOM-US welcomed newly elected Board Members- Class of 2025
Arthur Affleck, Executive Director, Association of Children’s Museums
Bridget Coughlin, President and CEO, Shedd Aquarium
Scott Cooper, President and CEO, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

ICOM-US Publication Now Available for Pre-Order!
What is a Museum? Perspectives from National and International  Museum Leaders


The ICOM Standing Committee on Ethics (ETHCOM) invites you to participate in the revision of ICOM’s Code of Ethics for Museums. Share your feedback here

ICOM-US Museum Definition Consultation 4 Member Forum Webinar | Thursday, April 7, 2022


ICOM-US is Now Accepting Applications for Conference/Travel Grants to Attend ICOM Prague 2022


ICOM-US: Call for 2022 Board Nominations Now Open!
Interested in joining the ICOM-US Board of Directors? Apply Today. Know a colleague who would be a great candidate? Nominate Them!

January Natural History Museums in the 21st Century Facing Environmental Crises: Assessment, good practices and challenges

Are you apart of a natural history museum? Do you want to be apart of the global vision of the current and future situation and challenges of natural history museums in the world? Read more about this research and fill out the form here.