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.
ICME is dedicated to promoting and safeguarding the human rights of all the peoples of the world, their cultures, societies and environments as well as the tangible and intangible heritage held in museums. Since ICME views identities as dynamic, fluid and multiple rather than essentialist and fixed it is committed to contemporary collecting and collaborative action together with diverse global heritage communities. ICME recognises the colonial histories and the racist and sexist legacies that underpin so many of our traditional ethnographic collections and pro-actively engages with colleagues worldwide to progress intercultural understanding amongst museum audiences as opposed to prejudice and stereotype.
During ICME´s 2016 annual meeting, held from 4th to 7th July during the General ICOM Conference in Milan, following persons were elected as members of the executive board. Main roles of board officers are available in tghe document bellow, while more details about board members will be available soon.
ICME holds an annual conference and publishes the concise proceedings, reports and photographs online, as well as longer papers in edited volumes or journals. In 2016 (3-9 July) ICME will meet to approach the ICOM triennial conference on Museums and Cultural Landscapes through the sub-theme, Curating and Engaging: Peoples, Places and Entanglements in an Age of Migrations. You are warmly invited to join us at conference. You can also connect with us on Facebook and subscribe to our e-newsletter. We publish the ICME News four times a year. It is the stories of your research, exhibitions, programmes and events on human cultures and societies that not only enliven our conferences and e-newsletters, but also help us to protect international human rights and social justice, so please share your work with us. Dr. Viv Golding