Updated on January 30th, 2012
The International Council of Museums works for society and its development. It is committed to ensuring the conservation, and protection of cultural goods. The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is the only international organisation representing museums and museum professionals. Since 1946, ICOM has assisted members of the museum community in their mission to preserve, conserve and share cultural heritage. ICOM also takes advice from institutional partners to achieve its objectives
The International Committee for Museums of Ethnography is an international comittee within ICOM, the International Council of Museums. ICME deals with museums of many names: museums of ethnography, ethnology, anthropology, folk museums, popular culture museums, völkerkunde- and volkskundemuseseums. What these museums usually have in common is that they are about whole societies or cultures and their objects, rather than solely a specific class of objects.
NEMO is the Network of European Museum Organisations. It is made up of museum organisations within the countries of the European Union (EU) as well as representatives from the countries associated with the EU. NEMO supports European museums in their aim to learn from each other by networking and co-operation and shows them ways to participate in the existing European cultural policies in its function as an information channel between European institutions and museums.
H-MUSEUM is a moderated mailing list in the H-Net (Humanities and Social Sciences Online) for Museums and Museum Studies. The list addresses themes and questions primarily relating to museological topics. Museums are intended to be interdisciplinary, so that archaeological, historical, cultural and artistic information can be posted. Also important are informations about memorial museums and places, monuments and the culture of remembrance. Articles relating to the activities of archives and libraries will also be listed. Another focus is the history and development of museums. A particular feature is the emphasis on museums and the internet.
MUSEUMS IN EUROPE
Their policy grouping is involved in understanding the new responsibilities and the new management rules of museums. Traditionally regarded as the custodians of rare or precious objects, and analysed as driving forces for local tourism, museums are today viewed as places where people and communities come together, and also as production centres and drivers for goods and services of all kinds, ranging from cultural products to hospitality services.
Official magazine of the Associazione Italiana di Studi Museologici (Italian Association of Museological Studies).
Roots§Routes is an independent quarterly magazine of visual culture. It investigates the aesthetical and anthropological practices, in order to create and represent a discourse on identity and difference, exploring its potential for criticism and epistemological breakthrough.
The Dialogue Society is a registered charity, established in London in 1999, with the aim of advancing social cohesion by connecting communities through dialogue. The Dialogue Society is not a religious or ethnic organisation. It aims to facilitate dialogue on a whole range of social issues, regardless of any particular faith or religion. It stands for democracy, human rights, the non-instrumentalisation of religion in politics, equality and freedom of speech.
Official website of the Società Italiana per la Museografia e i Beni Demoetnoantropologici (Italian Society of Museography and Demo-Ethno-Anthropologic Heritage).
MONDI LOCALI / LOCAL WORLDS
Official website of the European network of ecomuseums Mondi Locali / Local Worlds.