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More information on free access to museumsBenefits for ICOM's Institutional Members

 

 

 



MEMBERSHIP CARDS

The institution receives THREE cards granting its personnel free entry or entry at a reduced rate to many museums all over the world.
To avail of free (or reduced fee entry) to museums and sites, personnel of  ICOM’s institutional members may be requested to show proof of their employment with the institutional member (i.e. badge, official letter etc.).This is the case for the Palaces of Versailles and the Trianon in France.

Individual ICOM members should also have identity cards as supporting documents to enable them to have this benefit.

FREE PUBLICATIONS

  • ICOM News - ICOM's quarterly newsletter (English, French, Spanish)
  • Study Series - published by ICOM's International Committees (English, French, Spanish)
  • Publications from ICOM's special projects.
  • Other titles - from ICOM Publications Catalogue

PREFERENTIAL RATES (contacts and ordering details)

  • AltaMira Press USA: 15% discount on museum-related titles.
  • American Association of Museums: 10% discount on books from the AAM catalogue
  • Interpol CD-Rom on Stolen Works Art: 20% discount (English, French, Spanish).
  • Routledge UK: discounts of up to 15% on certain titles.
  • UNESCO: 30% discount on UNESCO publications (including books, single issues of periodicals, CD-ROMS and scientific maps), with free mailing by ordinary mail.

  • 30% discount on the following publication: "Art and Cultural Heritage : Law, Policy and Practice.", ed. Barbara T. Hoffman, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2006. ISBN -521-85764-3
    Contact : jberger@cambridge.org

PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS AND INFORMATION EXCHANGE

All members may participate in the meetings organised by ICOM's International Committees and International Affiliated Organisations. International exchange programmes are also initiated by certain National Committees.

GENERAL CONFERENCE

Members are invited to participate in this important triennial event that provides them with the opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the world and to closely examine the major issues confronting the profession. Members may apply for travel grants.

ICOM AND THE INTERNET
  • .museum: this restricted top-level domain is the online location for bona fide museums, their professional associations and individual members of the museums community. Eligibility is limited to museums and their professional organisations based on ICOM's definition of a museum. ICOM members benefit from a simplified registration procedure.
  • The ICOM web site is a platform for online information on ICOM, its committees and activities. It is also a portal that gives access to other professional information and resources about museums.
  • ICOM-L: the email distribution list of ICOM is an information tool for all ICOM members where subjects related to ICOM are discussed.

UNESCO-ICOM MUSEUM INFORMATION CENTRE

The Centre offers library and information services to all ICOM members. The Centre's collections consist of ICOM publications and archives, museums directories and UNESCO documentation on the protection of cultural heritage.

DOCUMENTATION CENTRE OF THE SERVICE DES MUSEES DE FRANCE DE LA DIRECTION GENERALE DES PATRIMOINES

Direction générale des patrimoines
Service des Musées de France
Centre de documentation
6, rue des Pyramides
F-75041 Paris cedex 01, France.
Tel. +33 (0)1 40 15 36 28. Fax +33 (0)1 40 15 36 60.
Email: doc.dgpat@culture.gouv.fr
Open: Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. by prior arrangement (at least one week in advance)

DISCOUNTS ON MUSEUM PRODUCTS (France)

The Réunion des Musées nationaux of France grants 5% discount on its museum products

 
 
   
Updated: 2 March 2010