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October 7, 2022

Dictionary of Museology Publications

We are pleased to announce the publication of the new Dictionary of Museology (French edition), jointly published by Armand Colin (Dunod) and ICOM, and edited by François Mairesse, co-edited by ICOFOMers Yves Bergeron, Bruno Brulon Soares, Jesús Pedro Lorente Lorente, Eiji Mizushima and Markus Walz. Many ICOFOM members write article for the Dictionary, among others, Bruno Nassim Aboudrar, Laishun An, Wan-Chen Chang, Jean Davallon, Bernard Deloche, André Desvallées, Jan Dolák, Dorota Folga Januszwska, Daniel Schmitt and Fabien Van Geert.

The Dictionary of Museology is the product of several years of research and contributions by an international team of experts and authors. More than 1,200 entries, arranged into seven themes, analyse and contextualise terms used in the museum field, from the most academic (exhibition, artefact, intangible heritage, cabinet of curiosity) to the most contemporary (NFT, memory spots, cybermuseum…). This reference book covers the following aspects of the museum profession and museum studies: exhibition, research methods, collections management and conservation/restoration, museum education and mediation, management/marketing, history and critical analysis of the museum.

We hope that the Dictionary of Museology will allow its readers to use a common language, accessible to museum professionals of all disciplines and cultures.

ICOM members are entitled to a 30% discount on this publication. If you are interested, please contact the Publications Department:

The English edition of the Dictionary of Museology will be published in December 2022.