From the beginnings to now


In this year 2020, we commemorate the 55th anniversary of the creation of the CECA International Committee.

This page, which is currently being drafted, will list the highlights of the evolution of the CECA. Chronology, actions, personalities, through documents, testimonies and photos.

Albums photos des Conférences et Assemblées Générales de l’ICOM, et du CECA

>>> Album CECA Prague 2022:

>>> Album CECA Singapore 2023:

>>> Album ICOM June meetings MUCEM 2024:

Obituary notice : Irina Antonova

The CECA Committee for Education and Cultural Action of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) is sad to announce the passing away of its first chairwoman Irina Alexandrovna Antonova (1922-2020), president of the Pushkin Fine-Arts Museum which she led for more than 50 years and ICOM honorary member.

From vice-president at the very creation of the committee in 1965 during the 7th ICOM General Conference in New York, Mrs Antonova was elected the first chairwoman of the committee in 1968 during the 8th ICOM General Conference in Cologne and Munich, a position she kept until 1974.

Her role in the organization of the 1st CECA conference in Moscow and Leningrad in 1968 under the auspices of the USSR ICOM national committee on the Role of Education in Museums was crucial in the further development of the committee.
Under her chairmanship the first journal of the CECA committee came to light in 1969.

Our condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.

(Text by nicolegeschekoning)