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Registration for Kyoto 2019 is open!

Between the 1st and the 7th of September 2019, Kyoto (Japan) will host the biggest and most important conference of museums in the world. More than 3.000 museum professionals and experts from all international backgrounds will participate in this triannual event, the 25th General Conference of ICOM.  After 24 successful editions, ICOM’s flagship conference has become a worldwide reputed hub for exchange about the topical issues museums tackle today, as well as the most innovative solutions.

Aside from the debates, roundtables and panels on a vast array of topics, from sustainability and human rights to the museum definition and Asian art, the Kyoto 2019 General Conference will also host the International Museum Fair. The Fair will present the state of the art technology and participants will be able to interact with the latest technological advances available for museums.
Early bird registrations will be available until the 30th of April.

Information and registration at

Don’t forget, ICOM UK members can apply for a Travel Bursary to attend the conference and for additional funding from the Camilla Boodle Fund (administered by ICOM UK) to extend your stay in Japan.  Bursaries and Funds are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, and we have already allocated half of the 2019 bursary funds.

Don’t delay and apply today!  The next Travel Bursary application deadline is 28 February 2019.  For more information and to download the application form visit