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March 19, 2021

The new museum definition – what does ICME propose?

Dear ICME members,

We would like to update you on the process around the formulation of the new museum definition. This process has been redesigned by the Committee for Museum Definition, Prospects and Potentials (ICOM Define), after the proposal was rejected at the 2019 General Conference in Kyoto. A key focus within this process is the voice of ICOM members in order to collectively arrive at a supported definition.

As ICME board, we need your input for this. Until April 1st 2021 you can contribute to the new museum definition. More information here.


Please send us your proposal to:

ICME Chair: Ralf Čeplak Mencin,

ICME Secretary: Rema Zeynalova,


Thank you in advance for your contribution!


Ralf Čeplak Mencin

ICME Chair