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Our Global Vision - Strategic Plan 2008-2010

Strategic Objective 1
Strengthen ICOM’s global impact

Anticipated result by 2010

1  Effective and frequent communication about and throughout the network


1 Identify and develop the tools required to communicate across ICOM's geographically diverse constituencies about the full range of work and issues being pursued

2 Wherever and whenever there are meetings of the Executive Council, Advisory Committee, International and National Committees, and regional alliances, the content and the format must reflect the full spectrum of ICOM's diversity

3 Expand on the use of electronic platforms, including dotMuseum, bulletin boards and web site technologies, to facilitate interactive communication across and within the network

Anticipated result by 2010

2  ICOM's reconceptualised approach to its activities and their delivery captures the diversity of its members


1 Facilitate ways of working throughout the network which ensure that all activities capture the reach and diversity of ICOM members

2 Develop systems for ensuring the ongoing commitment to a diversity approach

3 Use the meetings of the Advisory Committee to showcase and debate the substantive work and capacities of the International Committees and National Committees

4 Effectively use multiple communication tools, such as dotMuseum, electronic platforms, web-based technologies and electronic publishing, to present the substantive work of the International Committees, especially in relation to elements of the Strategic Plan

Anticipated result by 2010

3  Museums are part of global forums which explore provocative contemporary issues through interaction with non-traditional partners


1 Explore the role and function of museums as civic and social spaces, beyond the maintenance and presentation of collections, through planned presentation and discussion at ICOM and ICOM-related meetings

2 Explore the role of museums as stimuli for broader community, social and economic development in partnership with international heritage and culture organizations such as IUCN, UNESCO, ICOMOS and ICCROM

3 Design ICOM programming initiatives to demonstrate how museums act as institutional places and spaces for civic engagement by promoting reconciliation on cultural and social issues

Anticipated result by 2010

4  Active strategic partnerships that are committed to global intervention and involvement


1 Intensify partnerships with international heritage and culture organizations, such as UNESCO, WIPO and UN development agencies, that reflect aspects of the ICOM Strategic Plan and its relationship to broader issues of social and economic development

2 Make specific efforts to establish strategic alliances with organizations and institutions in geographic areas where ICOM is underrepresented, such as Latin-America and Africa

3 Search through ICOM's whole network for active collaboration with new partners from local to global, including grass-roots organisations

4 Increase knowledge about the extent and work of ICOM's network among international heritage and culture organisations

Anticipated result by 2010

5 New collaborative networks for developing and disseminating ICOM’s activities   


1 Actively link with international heritage and cultural organizations to ensure cross-fertilization in ICOM's activities, such as publications and projects

2 Link to electronically generated sources of knowledge to encourage and stimulate cross- fertilization through ICOM's website and dotMuseum

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Updated: 8 August 2007