ICOM Prague 2022

“The Power of Museums”

Purpose: Museums and Civil Society

In recent times, many voices have been raised regarding the role cultural institutions should play within their own local communities. The democratic battles fought worldwide in the name of human rights urge museums to take an active stance towards a fair advancement of civil society. Believing that the cultural sector can remain neutral in the face of exclusion and discrimination would endanger museums’ own relevance. This plenary session stimulates a wider debate on projects and ideas capable of enabling museums to take on a key role as agents of social change.

Sustainability: Museums and Resilience

Climate change, natural disasters and a wide range of environmental concerns call for the implementation of more effective actions from global institutions. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically underlined the need to develop more sustainable funding models for museums and other cultural institutions. In this context, can museums, through their activities and programmes, actively participate in the creation of sustainable models for contemporary societies? A varied group of panellists will provide an opportunity to share experiences and innovative ways to move towards a sustainable future.

Vision: Museums and Leadership

Disruption is emerging as a key factor for contemporary museum leadership. Museum directors are faced with the difficult tasks of encouraging their colleagues to find new solutions to unprecedented issues, as they seek ways for their organisations to endure and survive. Expert panellists from renowned international institutions will debate on the challenges faced by museum leaders today, including the integration of physical and digital, the need for new business models, a greater engagement with the social role of museums and more.

Delivery: Museums and New Technologies

New technologies for museums are not only precious tools for creating digital exhibitions and improve audience engagement, but also effective resources to protect and store collections, reduce organisational costs and expand accessibility in cultural institutions. The application of digital instruments accelerated due to the recent forced closures of most museums worldwide: several museums have resorted to the use of digital tools to maintain contact and engage with their publics remotely. This plenary session addresses the potential of new technologies to meet the different needs of contemporary museums.


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Information for registered participants are available here.

Full capacity of Pre-conference program, Museum Night, Flag Relay Ceremony, Off-site meetings and Excursions.

At this time, all of these events are fully booked. You can still register for the Opening Party on 22 August 2022!

Instructions for Participants (online) here.


All accepted speakers can find the instructions here.

Hygiene recommendations for participation at ICOM Prague 2022

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Call for Posters are open until 25 June 2022!

We are very pleased to share the Call for Posters announcement with you. See the details here.

MPR’s Young Member Travel Grants 2022 until 22 May 2022

We are proud to announce a call for candidates from all continents to apply for MPR’s Young Member Travel Grant 2022.
More you can read here.

Early Bird prolonged until 30 May 2022!

According to numerous requests for extending Early Bird fee, we have decided to give a chance to everyone to register at ICOM Prague 2022 with Early bird fee!
We are extending Early Bird registration fee until 30 May 2022!
Dear museum professionals, thank you for your enormous interest in the greatest museum congress in the world!
More information here.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

From 9 April 2022 it is possible to enter the Czech Republic as before the pandemic COVID-19. More you can read here.

Call for Volunteers

Prague is calling! Want to be part of the world’s biggest museum conference? Share your knowledge and enthusiasm as an ICOM Prague 2022 volunteer! More you can read here.

Instructions for speakers

Dear speakers, Call for Papers is closed from 10 April 2022. Thank you all for your interest and for submission of all almost 850 abstracts! The ICOM International Committees will inform you of the acceptance by 30 April 2022. Instructions for speakers and chairs both on-site and remote can be found here.

Letter from Alberto Garlandini, ICOM President

Call for Papers is EXTENDED!

Do not hesitate and become a part of the official scientific programme of the 26th General Conference ICOM Prague 2022. More you can read here.

Registration for ICOM Prague 2022 starts on 14 February

Register yourself and find The Power of Museums – Museums Have the Power to Change the World Around Us! More you can read here.

ICOM Prague 2022 – part of “Graphic Harvest”

CZECHDESIGN chosen the logo of the 26th ICOM General Conference as part of its “Graphic Harvest” event. More you can read here.

A successful ICOM 2021 International Symposium

The ICOM 2021 International Symposium outlined preparations for the 26th ICOM General Conference Prague 2022 and the main topic The Power of Museums. More you can read here.

Visual identity for ICOM Prague 2022

Interview with graphic designer Miroslav Roubíček you can read here.



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