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ICOM Kyoto 2019: take a look at the program

The program of the 25th General Conference of ICOM in Kyoto, Japan, has been released!

  • The biggest conference of the museum field in the world
  • A compelling scientific and social programme with almost 25 activities
  • Three world-renowned keynote speakers: Kengo Kuma (architect), Cai Guo-Qiang (artist) and Sebastião Salgado (photographer)
  • One Museum Fair that will present state of the art technology and innovations for museums
  • Excursions to discover Japan

ICOM Kyoto 2019, the biggest conference of the museum field, will bring together more than 3.000 museum professionals and experts from all international backgrounds to exchange about the topical issues museums tackle today, from sustainability and decolonisation to the museum definition and heritage protection.



This September, Kyoto will host the 25th General Conference of ICOM, the biggest and most important conference of museums in the world, with more than 3.000 participants from all international backgrounds. This worldwide reputed hub for exchange and innovation will tackle the theme “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition”.

It is through this lens that around 3,000 museum professionals from all over the world will explore the main topics of the conference. ICOM’s International Committees and many National Committees, Regional Alliances and Affiliated Organisations will organise conferences, workshops and other events. Together with Standing Committees, the secretariat will offer plenary and panel sessions about sustainability, the museum definition, disaster risk management and cultural diversity.

ICOM Kyoto 2019 website

ICOM members: to register, use your ICOM account log in information (your email and the password that was sent to you). If you have forgotten your password, please click on the link Forgot your password ? accessible from the page My account of the ICOM website. If you have forgotten your username, please contact