ICOM GENERAL CONFERENCE
Every three years, ICOM’s General Conference gathers the international museum community around a theme chosen by museum professionals. ICOM’s 24th General Conference will take place in Milan (Italy), 3-9 July, 2016. In 2013 it took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and in 2010 in Shanghai, China.
WHO ATTENDS THE ICOM GENERAL CONFERENCE?
Many professions are represented at the General Conference: museum and heritage professionals, curators, conservators, archaeologists, historians, architects, urban planners, exhibition designers, project managers, archivists, registrars, inventory coordinators, document and knowledge managers, librarians, government officials, cultural policy makers, cultural officers, tourism experts, researchers, academics, lecturers, artists, suppliers, consultants… Participants can also be culture enthusiasts, senior members and students of the above fields and, of course, ambitious newcomers.
Almost half of the participants of the ICOM Seoul 2004 General Conference were directors or board members of museums, while about 20% were curators and conservators. Professors and educators made up almost 10% of the participants.
At each edition of the General Conference, more than 100 nationalities are present (100 in Seoul, 117 in Vienna, 122 in China and 103 in Brazil).