ICMAH Workshop: Sports Heritage in European Museums

2. Juli 2021, Online

Dear ICMAH members, museum professionals, and friends,


The ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Archeology and History (ICMAH) wishes to help the communication about sports in the history and archaeology museums and collections. For this purpose, since 2017, ICMAH has a “working group” on sports museums and sports heritage. Since then, we have organized 5 workshops. The programs and reports of these workshops are available on the ICMAH website.


In 2021, our working group on sports museums has continued to organize workshops specific to the subject. This time, we invite you to a webinar that will deal with European museums, whether they are club museums such as the World Rugby Museum or whether they present some aspects of the sport such as Olympism in The Hungarian Olympic and Sports Museum. Other museums, as we shall see this afternoon, preserve collections relating to sport within less specific, more diversified establishments, such as the collections of the Department of Physical Education and Sport History of the National Museum in Prague. Others deal more broadly with societal issues, such as the Museum of Sports and Tourism in Warsaw, a permanent exhibition that looks at the history of sport, showing in particular how politics and wars have affected the Polish sporting spirit. In any case, all of them, are generally exceptionally lively units that react to contemporary social needs. And this, is what we will see, with the Olympic Museum in Slovakia, with which, we will conclude our exchanges this afternoon.


The intense participation and interest in our webinars encourage us to continue to organize events, to initiate more concrete collaborations, activities, and especially a sustainable network on sports museums. During the year, we will continue our meetings and we also would like to discuss with all our participants about a solid working group that can influence the world of sports museums.



We are pleased to invite you to our zoom webinar in English that will take place on July 2, 2021, at 1:30 PM Paris time. 


Please register in advance for this webinar:



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



Best regards,


The ICMAH Board