UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Protection and Promotion of Museums and Collections, their Diversity and their Role in Society


It’s never too late to remember the UMAC community that this remarkable recommendation exists since November 2015 to promote museums and their communities all over the world. In five languages.

UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Protection and Promotion of Museums and Collections, their Diversity and their Role in Society (2015)


Perm University is the WINNER of the UMAC AWARD 2018

The project Campus Martius, or how to become a citizen of Perm University, is the WINNER OF THE UMAC AWARD 2018.

Read more about Campus Martius, as well as the comments by the Evaluation Committee here.

UMAC congratulates the Perm University History Museum and Perm State University for this remarkable recognition.





The 2018 ICOM Annual Meetings in Paris, France, are just around the corner. As ICOM keeps expanding its membership across the world, finding new ways of connecting with our members has become our number one priority. For the first time, the Annual Meetings will be available through Facebook Live, making them accessible to the largest number of our members. Three sessions will be retransmitted on real time: the keynote speech, delivered by artist Fred Wilson, the General Assembly, and the vote on the city that will host the 2022 ICOM General Conference. We will also encourage participation through our other social media platforms, Twitter and Instagram, via the hashtag #JuneMeetings.

Read more here.

A new edition of the UMTWS is approaching!

UMAC is delighted to announce that this year’s edition of the University Museum Training Week Shanghai is better than ever!

It will take place between 11 and 20 April at the Qian Xuesen Library and Museum, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Superb program.

See more info here.

ICOM Peru: Lima Charter | Carta de Lima 2017

As a result of the VIII Encuentro de Museos Universitarios del Mercosur/V Encuentro de Museos de Latinoamérica y el Caribe/I Encuentro de Museos Universitarios de Perú, that took place in Lima, Peru, October 2017, a Charter was published (in Spanish), underlining the importance of university museums in Latin America.

The full text can be accessed here.

Website of ICOM Peru.

CALL FOR PAPERS: New ICOM/Routledge museum handbook series

Volume 1: Museum Management


ICOM is developing a four-volume handbook series. The first volume of the series, co-edited by Darko Babić and Catherine C. Cole, aims to explore contemporary practices in the field of museum management.

Abstracts of between 250 and 300 words, written in English, French or Spanish, should be submitted to Aedín Mac Devitt at aedin.macdevitt@icom.museum
The submission deadline is 2 February, 2018.
Read the full Call for Papers text is available.

International Museum Day IMD 2018


UMAC invites all its members, as well as the broader community of university museums, collections and galleries to commemorate the INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY 2018.

Promoted by ICOM, the IMD 2018 takes place around May 18. It is a global event, with more than 36,000 museums from 157 countries participating last year.

Read more and register your activities here.


From the latest ICOM Newsletter:

We are pleased to announce that the new issue of Museum International, dedicated to the ICOM 2016 General Conference theme ‘Museums and cultural landscapes’, has just been published. The printed version is now available. We have redefined the journal’s layout and design to be more aesthetically pleasing and readable, bringing out a more dynamic, vibrant whole.

Free access to the articles will be available to ICOM members for 30 days, through the Wiley Online Library platform: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/muse.2017.69.issue-1-2/issuetoc

Wiley offers a reduced subscription fee to all ICOM members. To subscribe, please visit the Museum International homepage at: http://ordering.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/subs.asp?ref=1468-0033&doi=10.1111/(ISSN)1468-0033