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International Council of African Museums


AFRICOM has the following mission:

  • AFRICOM seeks the development of African societies by encouraging museums in their role as initiators of culture and agents of cultural cohesion
  • The mission of AFRICOM is to develop museum policies and networking on a continental and regional level, focusing on the cohesion of cultures beyond geographical and linguistic barriers.

and objectives:

  • Promote the development of museums and museum-related institutions in Africa in the context of global development
  • Promote the development of professions on which museum activities are built
  • Strengthen collaboration and cooperation among museums and museum professionals in Africa, and develop exchanges with museum professionals abroad
  • Promote the participation of all components of society in the protection and enhancement of cultural and natural heritage
  • Establish and maintain an effective autonomous institution to achieve these objectives.

 
 
   
Updated: 6 June 2005