International Committee of Memorial Museums – ICMEMO

The International Committee of Memorial Museums (IC-MEMO) is one of ICOM‘s 31 International Committees. IC-MEMO was founded during ICOM’s general Conference in Barcelona on 3 July 2001. Committees as IC-MEMO are global think tanks on museums and heritage issues created to define the museum professional’s standards, share scientific information, establish partnership with other organizations and develop recommendations for ICOM members.


The aims of IC-MEMO are to foster a responsible memory of history and to further cultural cooperation through education and through using knowledge in the interests of peace, which is also a key goal of UNESCO.Goals

I. support ICOM‘s aims and objectives, in particular with reference to the sector of Memorial Museums for Public Crimes against Humanity;

II. contribute to the development and implementation of ICOM‘s program;

III. formulate and carry out a program of activities related to places commemorating the victims and the consequences of state or public violations of human rights and using methods and techniques of museums;

IV. provide a forum for communication, co-operation and information exchange, between museums, professional museum workers and others concerned with Memorial Museums for Public Crimes against Humanity;

V. provide advice to ICOM on Memorial Museums for Public Crimes against Humanityand be a source of professional expertise to assist in the implementation of ICOM‘s program;

VI. represent the interests of Memorial Museums for Public Crimes against Humanity within ICOM;

VII. co-operate with National Committees and Regional Organisations of ICOM and with other International Committees and Affiliated Organisations in matters related to the Committee´s specific mandate and to the broader interests of ICOM;

VIII. create and spread publications relating to the items connected with the Committee aims and area of interest;

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