Edited By: Isabelle Vinson
Online ISSN: 1468-0033
Associated Title(s): Museum International (Edition Francaise)
This journal is published on behalf of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization UNESCO with headquarters in Paris. First issued in 1948 under the title Museum, it reflects the Organization's commitment to enlisting museum professionals in the task of sharing expertise and promoting museum development. Well-known for its international efforts to safeguard the cultural heritage (Abu Simbel, Carthage, Venice, Borobudur, Angkor...), UNESCO has also undertaken many projects to create and improve museums throughout the world. It has provided assistance for museum design and construction, technical studies, interior design and layout, training of museum staff, conservation of collections, provision of museum equipment and furniture, etc...
It was instrumental in the founding of the International Council of Museums ICOM a non-profit Organization dedicated to the improvement and advancement of museums and the museum profession. Created in 1946, ICOM counts some 15,000 members in 147 countries. It enjoys formal associate relations with UNESCO and has been granted advisory status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Its Paris-based Secretariat assures the day-to-day running of the Council and the co-ordination of its activities and programmes, many of which are carried out in co-operation with UNESCO. It also houses and manages the UNESCO/ICOM Museum Information Centre. ICOM members may purchase the journal at a special discounted rate.
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