About ICOM

The 26th ICOM General Conference – ICOM Prague 2022 takes place from 20 to 28 August 2022
in the capital city of the Czech Republ


ICOM is a membership association and a non-governmental organisation which establishes professional and ethical standards for museum activities. As forum of experts, it makes recommendations on issues related to cultural heritage, promotes capacity building and advances knowledge. ICOM is the voice of museum professionals on international stage and raises public cultural awareness through global networks and co-operation programmes.

ICOM is the only global organization in the museum field, consisting of

  • 45,493 professionals
  • in over 138 countries
  • with 119 national committees
  • and 32 international committees


ICOM has five main missions:

  • establish standards of excellence
  • lead a diplomatic forum
  • develop a professional network
  • lead a global think tank
  • carry out international missions