Key Concepts of Museology
Key Concepts of Museology is a reference tool developed by ICOM’s International Committee for Museology (ICOFOM) that provides museum professionals worldwide with a common language.
The Key Concepts of Museology was presented in 2010 at the 22nd ICOM General Conference that ran from 7 to 12 November 2010 in Shanghai, China. 2,000 copies in four languages (English, French, Spanish and Chinese) were distributed to members during the ICOM General Conference. It was also decided to keep all the versions available online.
The publication defines the main museology-related ideas used by museum professionals. This project launched by ICOFOM in 1993 under the coordination of François Mairesse and André Desvallées is the result of many years of work of defining 21 concepts and terms that are important for the profession. The Key Concepts are a preview of the larger Dictionary of Museology that was published in 2011 in French – Dictionnaire Encyclopédique de Muséologie.
The “Key Concepts of Museology” are currently available in 15 languages:
Základní muzeologické pojmy (no pdf available)
Музей судлалын тулгуур ойлголтууд (no pdf available)