of Regional Organisations
ICOM Regional Organisation shall provide a forum for the
exchange of information and co-operation between National
Committees, museums and professional museum workers in the
region for where they are established (ICOM Statutes,
article 15 § 3). An ICOM Regional Organisation may be created
upon receipt of a request from three or more National Committees.
ICOM currently has seven Regional Organisations, created
with the approval of the Executive Council.
REGIONAL ORGANISATION FOR CENTRAL AFRICA (ICOMAC)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Shaje'a Tshiluila (Dem. Rep. of the Congo)
Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo,
Democratic Republic of the Congo.
REGIONAL ORGANISATION FOR WEST AFRICA (CIAO)
Samuel Sidibé (Mali)
Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Senegal.
REGIONAL ORGANISATION FOR THE ARAB COUNTRIES (ICOM-ARAB)
Prof. Dr. M. A. Nur El Din (Egypt)
Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Lybian Arab Jamahiriya,
Morocco, Oman, Tunisia.
The Regional Organisation participated in the workshop
on the protection of cultural heritage and the fight against
illicit traffic of cultural property in arab countries
that was held from June 2 to 4, 1998 in Hammamet (Tunisia)
and organised by ICOM in collaboration with the National
Heritage Institute of Tunisia and with UNESCO.
In addition, the Regional Organisation held its 2nd Annual
Meeting in 1998.
ICOM-Arab also participated in a training workshop on
museum management for young professionals in arab countries
that was held from 19 to 24 April 2000 in the Nubia Museum
in Aswan (Egypt).
In 2000, ICOM-Arab held its 3rd Annual Meeting.
ICOM REGIONAL ORGANISATION FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Headquarters: Costa Rica
Lorena San Román (Costa Rica)
Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica,
Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haïti, Mexico, Panama,
Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela.
REGIONAL ORGANISATION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (ASPAC)
Dr. Amareswar Galla (Australia)
Australia, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Korea, India,
Japan, Malaysia, New-Zealand, Philippines, Republic of
Korea, Russia, Sri Lanka, Singapour, Thailand.
REGIONAL ORGANISATION FOR EUROPE (ICOM-EUROPE)
Mr. Jan Kock
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Federal
Republic of Yugoslavia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
Meetings: In 1998, ICOM-Europe held its General Conference
during which the new Board was elected. In 1999, ICOM-Europe
held its meeting during the Advisory Committee. In 2000,
ICOM-Europe met during the Advisory Committee.
The interaction with ASPAC facilitated the exchange of
ideas between the two Organisations. In 2000, ICOM-Europe
participated in the meeting of Central European ICOM Committees
and presented a paper on laws for museums and goals of
REGIONAL ORGANISATION FOR THE MAGHREB COUNTRIES (ICOM-MAGHREB)
Habib Ben Hassan (Tunisia)
Algeria, Lybian Arab Jamahiriya, Mauritania, Morocco,
for Regional Organisations
of Regional Organisations
Bulletin / Amareswar Galla (ed.). Australia. Vol.
1 & 2, September 2000. ISSN 1444-4356
Lettre des musées arabes = Arab Museums Newsletter
/ Etat Palestinien (ed.) N° 3, 1998 ; Comité national
tunisien de l'ICOM (ed.). N° 4, 1998.