Goals and Objectives

Goals and Objectives of ICOFOM 2010-2013


·         Strengthening ICOFOM’s global impact

·         Advocating the value of heritage

·         Championing high standards in museums


·         To expand ICOFOM’s culturally and geographically diverse membership

·         To explore ways to encourage the participation of young people and underrepresented nations

·         To continue our programme of meetings, publications and communication

·         To increase access to our meetings, publications and reports through the ICOFOM website and by other available and practical means

·         To position the ICOFOM website as the hub of information about museology and museological activities around the world.

·         To endeavour to increase access to more of our output through translation beyond the three official languages (English, French, Spanish)

·         To expand our use of electronic media

·         To champion diversity by providing more opportunities for those who cannot get to our meetings

·         To engage more museologists by broadening our research and meeting topics and our locations

·         To encourage the dissemination of museology and related subjects through courses and to involve our members in mentoring such endeavours when appropriate

·         To promote exchanges among experts from ICOFOM and its two major Sub-Committees, ICOFOM LAM (Latin America and the Caribbean) and ICOFOM SIB & SAP (Siberia & South-East Asia and the Pacific)

·         To foster joint work with universities and other institutions of higher learning and with training centres

·         To explore collaborative ventures with other International Committees and Affiliated Organizations

·         To support the expanded work of ICOFOM LAM and ICOFOM SIB & SAP

·         To continue to support ongoing projects, committees and working groups:

o   ARGROUP (the Argentine Research Group)

o   Dictionary of Museology (formerly, Thesaurus Project)

o   ICOFOM Rules of Procedure working group

o   Publications and Publication Policy working group

o   Evaluation/Editorial committee

·         To promote the booklet, Key Concepts of Museology (now available on the ICOM website)

·         To advance our latest publication, What is a Museum? published by Müller-Straten, Munich, 2011

·         To operate in a more efficient manner through a system of committees

·         To endeavour to raise funds from non-traditional sources, to work frugally, and to concentrate where necessary on procuring gifts-in-kind, in order to undertake our programmes and to realize our goals