There are two main membership
categories: Individual & Institutional
Individual members: persons who are employed
as museum staff; former museum professionals who are retired;
'independent persons respecting the ICOM Code of Professional
Ethics and working for museums either in a professional or
advisory capacity, but not promoting/dealing with/selling art,
antiques or any commercial products and equipment required for
Institutional members: museums or related
institutions complying with the definition of a museum set out
by ICOM in its Statutes
or organisations to which museums belong or upon which they are
ICOM offers a number of benefits to its individual
and institutional members. Details
Membership is annual and retroactive to the
beginning of the current calendar year. Anybody applying for
membership after the month of July shall be considered for membership
for the next year.
Once a person or institution has been enrolled
as a member, he/she/it may also join two of ICOM's International
Committees. Currently ICOM has 28 International Committees
representing types of museums (e.g. art, science, literature,...)
or particular disciplines (e.g. conservation, education, documentation,...).
Through its International Committees, ICOM achieves its major
objectives: exchange of scientific information at an international
level, drawing up of professional standards and realisation of
Membership with INC-ICOM/ICOM ceases if a member
resigns, if a member stops paying the annual dues or if the member's
professional status has changed.
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