The cornerstone of ICOM is its ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums. It sets minimum standards of professional practice and performance for museums and their staff. In joining the organisation, ICOM members undertake to abide by this Code.
Check out our affiliate website, Museum of the City, spearheaded by CAMOC member Chet Orloff. It's a virtual museum of city culture, features, issues, and history that collects online exhibits submitted by citizens the world over.
The International Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities is one of ICOM's youngest International Committees. It is a forum for people who work in or are interested in museums about cities, urban planners, historians, economists, architects or geographers, all of whom can share knowledge and experience, exchange ideas and explore partnerships across national boundaries. In short, CAMOC is about cities and the people who live in them.
CAMOC is one of a number of international organizations involved in cities and urban living, and we do so through the perspective of a city museum. Our activities include annual conferences, projects in collaboration with other organizations—the Insight Favela project in Rio de Janeiro is one example—and publications online or in print.
On this page we have links to our web site on cities, led by Professor Chet Orloff at Portland State University, to our newsletter, and to Facebook and Linkedin.
Our web site is regularly updated and this page acts as a noticeboard for our own events and for events across the world related to city museums and cities.
CAMOC was founded in Moscow in 2005 and it is to Moscow we are returning for our tenth anniversary conference in 2015. We are now working on the programme and we will post details on this site as they become available.
30 November 2014: Submission deadline for CAMOC newsletter
1 March 2015: Submission deadline for CAMOC newsletter
30 May 2015: Submission deadline for CAMOC newsletter
30 August 2015: Submission deadline for CAMOC newsletter