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ICOM General Conferences

Every three years, ICOM’s General Conference gathers the international museum community around a theme chosen by the museum professionals.

More than 1,500 experts and museum professionals meet for a whole week to exchange and discuss museum concerns.
The General Conference is based on scientific discussions with ICOM’s International Committees; on administrative sessions during which the General Assembly and the Advisory Committee set up the guidelines of the organisation; and finally, on forums based on the international museum-related events.

Recent General Conferences have been held in Seoul in 2004, Vienna in 2007, Shanghai in 2010, and Rio de Janeiro in 2013.

The next General Conference will be held in Milan, Italy, July 2-9, 2016.

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