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ICOM Revised Strategic Plan 2005-2007

Strategic Plan 2005 - 2007 adopted in June 2005 in Paris (France)

Strategic Objective 3: ICOM is [inclusive]

Anticipated results by 2007 (in a prioritized order)
  a. ICOM's membership profile is global, diverse, and reflects the many different kinds of museums, museum professionals and aspects of heritage

  b. ICOM members in LDCs and DCs are active participants in meetings and conferences

  c. ICOM's services, products and activities are both global and cross-cultural yet reflect local knowledges, heritages and languages.

  d. International organizations, in particular UNESCO, recognizes ICOM as the global spokesperson for museums

  e. ICOM has facilitated the development of new National and International Committees

  f. ICOM has successfully interacted with its partners in the implementation of activities

  g. ICOM is recognized by its cross-cultural partners

  h. International Museum Day is recognized and celebrated world-wide

Action Plan for Strategic Objective 3
1. Encourage National Committees to develop and apply new rules and procedures that facilitate broad participation of members in:a) Elections for NC boardsb) International Committeesc) Development of local and/or national competence groups (study and/or expertise groups) to help museums fulfill their rolesd) Application for ICOM grantse) ICOM's activities in and outside the countries
2. Implement a proactive Membership campaign. (Policy needed)
3. Guarantee the use of the three official languages of ICOM in all ICOM activities, printed documents and on-line information (Guidelines needed)
4. Facilitate the development of new and existing National Committees
5. Clarify the purpose and potential of the ICOM Fund, including ensuring the sustainable development of National Committees. Promote and publicize the benefits of contributing to the ICOM Fund to the National Committees.
6. Strengthen ICOM's electronic communications network to achieve inclusiveness.
7. Develop ICOM's leadership role in the dotMuseum (.museum) top-level domain, highlighting the significance of the first Internet domain dedicated to cultural activity having been entrusted to the museum community. Cultivate the potential of this action for mutual reinforcement of ICOM objectives with those of UNESCO and other heritage-sector NGOs, ensuring the widest cultural representation in the digital content repository, mediating and facilitating the participation of communities with no ready access to the requisite technologies. Elicit support for the development of these services.
8. Develop policy and explore opportunities to ensure that finances are not an obstacle to participation in the Executive Council and other key ICOM bodies
9. Research incentives to enable ICOM meetings to take place in all different parts of the world.
10 Identify and involve a broader resource expertise with local/regional knowledge.
11. Implement the Action Plan in Museums and Cultural Diversity Policy of ICOM
12. Encourage and facilitate inter-regional activities and joint projects with common professional interest
13. Develop a calendar of significant meetings that relate to ICOM's interests; ensure participation in all such meetings- be invited, be visible, and have a clear message to present. Ensure that ICOM members who participate in such meetings inform the Secretariat.
14. Clarify the "strategic patronage' policy and ensure that it provides clear criteria for the use of ICOM's name and logo


Updated: 20 June 2005