Join your museum colleagues to discuss what makes a museum, a museum. The very core of our existence is being questioned today both within the museum field and the broader society. We are at a transformative moment in the history of museums. Contribute to this critical dialogue in a series of webinars investigating how museums meet their sustainable, ethical, political, social and cultural responsibilities in the 21st century. This six-part series brings international museum experts together to contribute to our understanding of the challenges in our world and thoughts toward a new definition for “museum” in the United States.

Webinar Series sponsored by the US National Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM-US)


    • ICOM Members*: Free access here. Recording links are also included in each webinar's specific page below. 
    • Non-members: Purchase the entire webinar series here.

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"What is a Museum? Perspectives from National and International Museum Leaders"

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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". Thank you to everyone who participated!

*Institutional representatives (3) may access the webinar through their ICOM member number. Please contact [email protected] for a direct link to the recordings. 

Pro Tip: For non-members: the entire webinar series package is $140 total. As an Individual ICOM-US member with your $135 membership**, you can have unlimited access to the recordings for free!


Click on the webinar to find details and recordings of the event.  







If your institution would like to learn more about ICOM-US, please contact [email protected] or visit our website at icomus.org. Recordings will be available for universities who would like to share with their students.