International Conferences

Every three years, ICOM’s General Conference gathers the international museum community around a theme chosen by the museum professionals.

 More than 1,500 experts and museum professionals meet for a whole week to exchange and discuss museum concerns.

The General Conference is based on scientific discussions with ICOM’s International Committees; on administrative sessions during which the General Assembly and the Advisory Committee set up the guidelines of the organisation; and finally, on forums based on the international museum-related events.


 In 2010, ICOM’s 22nd General Conference took place in Shanghai, China from 7 to 12 November.

In 2013, ICOM’s 23nd General Conference took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 10 to 17 August.