2022 AGM

Save the date: 27 May 2002 for the ICOM Australia AGM. Why not nominate for the Board? More


Watch now

* The museum definition

Catch ICOM Australia's recorded webinar Redefining the museum for the 21st century: the new museum definition proposed by ICOM international. Watch

* Revising the Code of ethics for museums

See the joint Australia—New Zealand—Pacific panel conversation recording on the revision of the Code of ethics for museums. Watch

  ICOM Code of ethics for museums

 Take the survey on the Code of ethics



26th General Conference

Registration is open for the 2022 ICOM 26th General Conference to be held in Prague 20-28 August 2022, Czech Republic. Thousands of experts from around the world will set the course of the museum field for the coming years. Sessions will be held on-site and on-line. More



Statement concerning Ukraine invasion

ICOM international has issued a statement on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. More

ICOM 75th anniversary

ICOM turned 75 on 16 November 2021 and will continue to mark the anniversary over the coming year. This milestone comes at a time of both great challenges and opportunities for our organisation. During the past year, despite the difficulties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, our international network found a spirit of innovation and creativity that made ICOM as active as ever.

Further background

ICOM 75 information kit


National cultural plan

ICOM Australia welcomes the recently released bipartisan report, Sculpting a national cultural plan, of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts, on their Inquiry into Australia’s creative and cultural industries and institutions.

 ICOM Australia full media statement

Parliamentary report 


ICOM Australia COVID-19


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues nationally and internationally the impact on us all is profound. Cultural institutions are dealing with the pandemic is a range of ways. An Australian guide for cultural insitutions has been developed and ICOM internationally has issued a message. More



Blue Shield is marking 25 years of helping to protect cultural heritage from conflict and disaster. More



Update on museum definition

ICOM international has been progressing the work on revising and updating the definition of what constitutes a museum.

Results of consultation phases 1 and 2

ICOM museum definition phase 3 survey


ICOM Australia Justice equality diversity statement

ICOM Australia advocates for inclusive, participatory and sustainable museums. ICOM Australia stands against all forms of racial injustice and inequality and advocates for change.

As the leading membership body representing the Australian museums, galleries, heritage and archives internationally, we take an active part in ending racism in the heritage sector. More



For past ICOM Australia news and e-bulletins see:

ICOM Australia e-newsletter

For more news see ICOM international's newsletter:

 ICOM e-newsletter


ICOM Australia news