Help ICOM’s International Committee for University Museums and Collections update their university museum database

UMAC (ICOM's International Committee for University Museums and Collections) has renovated the design and functionality of its World Database of University Museums and Collections:

The new database is more attractive, functional, user-friendly, and so much easier to navigate. Now, it also has maps and images.

Take some time to explore it -- here are some examples to get you started:

There are many UK university museums and collections represented in the database. However, data was uploaded long time ago and may be outdated. We invite you to verify data for your university museum or collection.

Here is how you can do it:

1. If your museum or collection is already represented, you just need to find it (SEARCH), press EDIT RECORD and make all the changes you want.

2. If your museum or collection is not represented, press PARTICIPATE and fill in the online form:

3. After, you can send me images separately (2-3 nice images, max. 2 M each, with a short caption and indication of author). Please use my email

4. Pass the word on to colleagues in your university and elsewhere.

Thank you. Your museum does not have to be a ICOM/UMAC member to be featured.

If you have questions, please contact:

Marta C. Lourenço, UMAC-ICOM President

University of Lisbon,


ICOM UK Institutional Membership gives you and your colleagues access to a wealth of benefits, including the option to join UMAC-ICOM as a voting member and expanding your network of professional university museum colleagues.  Read more about ICOM membership benefits HERE.

2018 ICOM membership opens via the ICOM UK online membership hub on 1 October 2017.  To register your interest before October, please contact