Membership card

Individual members receive a card that entitles them to free or reduced admission to a large number of museums around the world.

Museums or foundations/members receive three cards entitling them to free admission or reduced admission to a large number of museums around the world.


Free publications

ICOM News – ICOM Newsletter in digital format (English, French, Spanish)
Study Series – Publication of the International Committees (English, French, Spanish)
ICOM National Hellenic Committee Newsletter, print or digital.


Special offers

Discount on the publications of the Hellenic National Committee of ICOM
Altamira Press USA: 15% discount on publications related to museological themes
American Association of Museums: 10% discount on books from the AAM catalogue
Interpol CD on stolen works of art: 20% (English, French, German)
Oxford University Press: 20% discount on Journal of the History of Collections (English)
Routledge UK: up to 15% discount on selected titles
UNESCO: 30% discount on UNESCO publications (books, journals, CD-Rom and scientific maps), free delivery by ordinary mail
30% discount on “Art and Cultural Heritage: Law, Policy and Practice”, ed. Barbara T. Hoffmann, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2006, ISBN-521-85764-3 contact:


Scientific meetings and exchange of information

ICOM members may participate in scientific meetings and international exchange programmes organised by the International and National Committees.


General Assembly

ICOM members may, if they wish, participate in the ICOM General Assembly, which is held every three years in a different country each time.


ICOM and Internet

museum: this new controlled-access website has been created on the Internet specifically for museums, their professional organisations and members of the museum community. In order to be accepted, museums must operate in accordance with the museum principles defined by ICOM. For ICOM members the procedure is simpler.

The ICOM website is a database of information about ICOM, its various Committes and their activities. It is also a portal that gives access to scientific level information.

ICOM-L: is ICOM’s email distribution list and is a useful scientific tool for all ICOM members.

ICOMMUNITY: is a platform designed to allow ICOM members to find and share information. This platform is constantly evolving and being enriched with new topics. If you visit it regularly you will learn what’s new.


Information Center for Museums – UNESCO-ICOM

The Center serves all ICOM members and includes, among other things, a library. The Center’s archives contain publications and archival material of ICOM and its Committees, as well as UNESCO publications on the protection of cultural heritage.


Information Center of the Directorate of Museums of France

Access to this center, where information on museological matters can be obtained, is available to all ICOM members by prior arrangement. It is open to the public every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. Address: R.M.N., 6, rue des Pyramides, 75041 Paris Cedex 01, France Tel.: +33 (0) 1 40 15 36 28 – Fax : +33 (0) 1 40 15 36 60 Email: –


Discount on Museum Shops

The Reunion des Musees Nationaux (France) offers a 5% discount to ICOM members on all items in its museum shops.