Key Concepts of Museology


Each museum is made up of professionals with a complex mix of skills and specialisms. Interaction between these professionals is growing worldwide and within the ICOM network. A common language that conveys the complex reality of current social and cultural values–ethical, aesthetic, scientific and technological–remains a constant concern for those in charge of transmitting a message to society, particularly in the field of museology. In this context, the International Committee of ICOM for Museology (ICOFOM) developed the booklet “Key Concepts of Museology”, an avant-première of the complete Dictionary of Museology, a reference tool that will provide museum professionals worldwide with a common language.


The booklet, distributed during the 22nd ICOM General Conference, presents 21 fundamental concepts of museology. “Key Concepts of Museology” is available in several languages.


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