The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is a non-governmental organization of museum professionals with the aim of exchanging scientific information at international level, developing professional standards, adopting rules and recommendations, and implementing collaborative projects. Founded in 1946, ICOM has some 30,000 members from 137 countries, including 117 national committees and 31 international committees. Each International Committee is dedicated to the study of a particular type of museum or museum discipline.

One such international committee is CECA, the Committee for Education and Cultural Action. With more than 1,500 members from around 85 countries, CECA is also one of the largest committees within ICOM. Its members are professionals working in various sectors of the museum field or in institutions related to this field who are interested in research and practice in the field of (museum) education, public support and participation.

Annual Conference
The highlight of the CECA calendar is the Annual Conference, which takes place in a different country every year. (Image: 2019, Kyoto)

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