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International Council of African Museums

AFRICOM is a non-governmental, autonomous and pan-African organization of museums (NGO) created in october 1999 in Lusaka, Zambia.

AFRICOM headquarters is based in Nairobi:

Museum Hill, P.O. Box 38706, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel. 254 - 20 - 3748668
Fax. 254 - 20 -3748928
E-mail: secretariat@africom.museum

Executive Director: Mr. El Hadji Mbaye Gueye

AFRICOM promote the participation of museums in the context of global and sustainable development, strengthen networks for collaboration and cooperation among museum professionals in Africa and abroad, and lastly, involve all components of society in the protection and enhancement of cultural heritage.

The basis for AFRICOM has been established through an ICOM programme for Africa implemented by museums in Africa and coordinated by ICOM under the supervision of an African Coordinating Committee. The initiative grew out of the Encounters What Museums for Africa? Heritage in the Future organised, in 1991, by ICOM in Lomé (Togo).

More about the International Council of African Museums :

Objectives and Mission
AFRICOM Board of Directors 2003 - 2006
Programme and Activities
ICOM and AFRICOM : from ICOM's programme for Africa to the International Council of African Museums
AFRICOM activities 1991-1999
Books published by ICOM within the framework of the AFRICOM programme
Articles published by Museums International on the museums in Africa
Updated: 22 October 2007