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The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is the international non-governmental organization of museums and professional museum workers established to advance the interests of museology and other diciplines concerned with museum management and operations, was created in 1946. The Japanese National Committee for ICOM was created in 1952 with its own secretariat within the Japanese Association of Museums, where it conducts its activities.

Announcement from ICOM-Japan New information

Celebrating its first event ever held in Japan, the International Committee for Marketing & Public Relations (ICOM-MPR) looks forward to welcoming participants to its MPR 2000 annual conference:

date: SEPTEMBER 17 - 22

information about ICOM-MPR
Booking information and Registration form

Activities of ICOM - The International Council of Museums

ICOM comprises members who actively cooperate with the National Committees, the International Committees, affiliated organizations, and regional organizations. ICOM registerd office and secretariat are located in Paris, and it continues to carry out its activities as a focal point of museum information worldwide. ICOM plays a central role as an organization of global information exchange, in cooperation with 26 ICOM International Committees and together with 110 national committees around the world. It also establishes code of professional ethics, enacts regulations, and promotes international projects of museums.

The Role of the Japanese National Committee for ICOM

Japanese National Committee for ICOM strives to achieve its purposes in accordance with ICOM statute , and carries out its activites in an effort to contribute to the improvement of its members' various activities in Japan.
Advantages of ICOM Membership

ICOM members receive ICOM cards and enjoy the following privileges:
  • Free or discount admission to museums by ICOM cards
  • A free subscription to ICOM News ( a quarterly publication of ICOM ) and discounts for ICOM publications and access to freely distributed copies
  • Participation in ICOM's General Meeting and Congress (held evert three years)
  • Participation in various activites of the international Commitee and affiliated organisations
  • Direct or written consulation with the UNESCO-ICOM Information Centre

ICOM-related Links

The ICOM Japan pages are maintained by Japanese Association of Museums.
Any questions or coments, please send us an e-mail. icom@j-muse.or.jp