Workshops and Roundtables

The workshops and round tables are structured but more informal moments in which participants can delve deeper into the themes addressed during the panels and plenary sessions. Each with a different focus around the theme of ICOM Prague 2022 “The Power of Museums”, these meetings will give participants the opportunity to put theory into practice, and represent valuable moments of exchange and networking with colleagues from all over the world.


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Amendment of the ICOM Statutes

21 August 2022, 14:45–15:45

Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting health, social and economic crises have highlighted the need to revise ICOM's statutes to bring them up to date with new requirements for accessibility to online and hybrid meetings and for simpler and more transparent governance processes. At this roundtable, the Working Group on Statutes and Rules (WGSR) will discuss the revision of the ICOM Statutes submitted to the vote of the Extraordinary General Assembly and answer questions from members on the proposed changes.

ICOM Code of Ethics

22 August 2022, 11:45–12:45

In this roundtable, the Standing Committee on Ethics (ETHCOM) will discuss the revision of the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums which is currently underway. This roundtable will provide a brief history of the Code and its central role in supporting ICOM’s mission. It will provide an update on the revision, discussing both the methodology employed as well as the projected changes and additions that will appear in the revised Code.


22 August 2022, 14:00–15:00

In this roundtable, the Resolutions Committee for the 2022 Prague General Conference will present to ICOM members all resolutions proposed by the ICOM Committees. ICOM members will have the opportunity to discuss the resolutions, pertaining to the challenges that the global museum community is facing today. The results of the votes on the 2022 resolutions will then be presented during the General Assembly on August 24.

ICOM Strategic Plan 2022–2028

23 August 2022, 10:30–11:30

In this roundtable, the Strategic Plan Committee (SPC) will present the new 2022-2028 Strategic Plan for the organisation, the roadmap and the methodology followed to develop it. This roundtable will go over the major milestones and the inclusive process employed to engage all members and bodies of ICOM. It will provide an opportunity to discuss the future of the organisation, and how to translate the vision and objectives of the plan into concrete actions to nurture the organisation and support the sector.

The Power of Museum Definition

24 August 2022, 10:30–11:30

The power of the Museum Definition: a common ground for museum diversity

The roundtable intends to gather different voices and points of view on the ICOM museum definition to discuss its power, its operational value, and the challenges in the process of finding common ground within the contemporary museum diversity. Speakers will be invited to present their views on the potential uses and applications of the new museum definition in their respective contexts considering the transformation of museums in the first decades of this century and proposing some core points of convergence for museum professionals with different backgrounds and from diverse geographical contexts around the globe. This roundtable is an invitation for speakers and the audience to imagine together the future of museums having in mind the new proposed definition.




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