ICOM-US: What We Do

Convene Annual Meeting        
During the annual meeting of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), ICOM- US presents its annual business luncheon, programs, and activities to network and spotlight timely issues. Keynote speakers have included Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Institution; Michael Conforti, formerly of The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; and Cristian Samper, World Conservation Society. For details on our most recent keynote speaker and programs, click on ICOM-US Annual Meeting.



Support International Conferences 
In 2018, ICOM-US joined ICOM-Canada in providing financial support and speakers for the Andean Summit of Museums of the Americas in Quito, Ecuador, organized by ICOM-Ecuador. Presentations, panels, and visits to museums centered on the theme of economical sustainability of museums and heritage sites with their communities and a spotlight on indigenous peoples who participated. 




Co-Organize International Conferences 
In 2014, ICOM's national committees of Germany, Russia, and the United States co-organized a conference exploring the theme Museums and Politics in St. Petersburg, Russia. This event offered a unique opportunity for museum professionals to exchange views, leading to joint projects and increased intercultural communication.






Sponsored International Conferences in the U.S. 
Among the conferences ICOM-US has sponsored are those of ICOM-CECA (Committee for Education and Cultural Action), which addressed museum education and accessibility, and INTERCOM (International Committee on Management), which explored the topic of leadership for a sustainable museum. 

ICOM-US Sponsorship Agreement




Provide Travel Grants
ICOM-US provides grants for ICOM-US members to travel to ICOM meetings and conferences around the globe as announced by ICOM-US. To be considered for a grant, ICOM-US members must submit applications.

To learn more, contact [email protected].





ICOM meetings, conferences and workshops are happening somewhere around the globe nearly every day. Explore the ICOM web site to learn more about the depth and breadth of ICOM's programs and activities. Here are some highlights: