To join ICOMON you must firstly subscribe as member of ICOM.
You must secondly inform either your ICOM National Committee or the ICOM Secretariat in Paris of your wish to join ICOMON.
Your ICOM membership fee includes your membership in one international committee as a voting member. ICOMON membership does not cost you an additional fee!
How to join ICOM
ICOM is a professional organisation concerned with the development of museums and the museum profession world-wide. Membership is open both to individuals and institutions working in the cultural field. ICOM recognises two categories of membership:
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 or dealing with any commercial products and equipment required for museums and services’. (Statutes, Article 2, Para. 2).
Institutional members: museums or related institutions complying with the definition of a museum set out by ICOM in its Statutes (Article 2, Para. 1) or organisations to which museums belong or upon which they are dependent.
ICOM offers a number of benefits to its individual and institutional members.
ICOM’s structure is based on National Committees. All persons or institutions wishing to apply for membership should contact the ICOM National Committee in their country of residence, if such a committee has been established. In case there is no National Committee in a State, one should apply for membership to the Membership Service of the ICOM Secretariat in Paris.
Application forms can be obtained either from the National Committees or from the Membership Service of the ICOM Secretariat. Completed forms should be returned directly to the National Committee, if such a committee exists.
The Membership Service of the ICOM Secretariat is not allowed to process any application without the consent of the National Committee that is concerned. If you do not have your National Committee’s address, please contact the Membership Service.