International Council of Museums (ICOM)
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is an international organisation of museums and museum professionals which is committed to the research, conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world’s natural and cultural heritage. It establishes professional and ethical standards for museum activities, promotes capacity building, and raises public awareness through its global networks and cooperation programmes.
The ICOM Singapore National Committee represents all ICOM members in Singapore and is staffed by the International & Museum Relations Division at the National Heritage Board of Singapore. For membership enquiries, please contact the ICOM Singapore National Committee Secretariat (Nicola_Mah@nhb.gov.sg).
International Museum Day
International Museum Day is celebrated annually on 18 May. With the theme of “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion” for 2020, International Museum Day celebrates the diversity of perspectives that make up the communities and personnel of museums, and champions tools for identifying and overcoming bias in what museums display and in the stories that they tell.
To celebrate International Museum Day 2020, the Museum Roundtable embarked on a digital initiative to share how our members have played their parts in creating inclusive spaces, storylines, and initiatives for people of different needs, backgrounds, and origins. This digital initiative took place on the I Love Museums Facebook page.
These inclusive efforts are also chronicled in an e-booklet entitled “Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion Amongst Singapore’s Museums”. The booklet highlights our museums’ dedication in creating inclusive spaces and reflects the diverse stories that our museums tell. It was published on 16 November 2020, in conjunction with ICOM’s 74th Anniversary.
Click here to download the e-booklet.