26th ICOM General Conference
Now at its 26th edition, the ICOM triennial General Conference is one of the most significant global events dedicated to museums and its professionals. Since 1948, an ever-growing number of participants from all continents have been gathering to discuss and share ideas related to the topical issues facing museums. Bringing together more than 4,500 professionals to its last edition, the ICOM General Conference is a worldwide hub that encourages international cooperation in the museum sector.
For the first time in ICOM’s history, ICOM Prague 2022 will explore a new hybrid conference format. The spirit of innovation and resilience that has marked the community outreach programmes of museums around the world has led us to seek new ways of making the conference more accessible, while ensuring the safety of our Members. This year, a digital platform will provide participants not travelling to Prague with full remote access to the scientific programme of ICOM Prague 2022. While preventing all possible obstacles regarding movement between countries, ICOM has chosen to invest in a more balanced and democratic global participation.
ICOM Prague 2022 will offer participants a dense scientific programme, combining keynote speeches, panels, roundtables and debates, on four crucial themes for today’s museums. A further innovation: young ICOM members will have the chance to express their concerns and insights during dedicated “Youth Forum” sessions. Alongside it, at the International Museum Fair, companies and museums will present their latest innovations and solutions designed for the museum and exhibition industry.
Last but not least, ICOM Prague 2022 will give ICOM members the opportunity to discuss and vote on multiple themes that have defined the organisation’s work during the last few years: the new Museum Definition, the revision of the Code of Ethics, the amendment of the Statutes and the new ICOM Strategic Plan 2022–2028.