WGM joins ICOM

The Warsaw Ghetto Museum has become a member of the International Council of Museums, headquartered in Paris

20 July 2020

The International Council of Museums is the largest international non-governmental and cultural organisation in the world. It was established in 1946. ICOM comprises 118 national committees and 30 international specialist committees. The Council has more than 44 thousand members in 138 countries. The Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów is the seat of ICOM Poland National Committee. Currently, ICOM Poland National Committee includes 370 museum professionals – individual members and 52 institutional members (museums).

Presidium of ICOM POLAND initially accepts the candidates and then the decision about the approval is taken by ICOM General Secretariat in Paris. Two years of professional experience of working in museums is a sufficient requirement, especially for the core employees who have specific professional achievements.

The President of ICOM Poland National Committee for the years 2018-2021 is Piotr Rypson. Hanna Wróblewska and Jerzy Halbersztadt are two vice-presidents.

The International Council of Museums membership is an opportunity to cooperate with institutions from all over the world – states Dr Hanna Węgrzynek, the WGM’s Deputy Director.

Anna Kilian

Photo: ICOM