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ICOM is the international organisation of museums and museum professionals which is committed to the conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world's natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible. Created in 1946, ICOM is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) maintaining formal relations with UNESCO and having a consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. As a not for profit organisation, ICOM is financed primarily by membership fees and supported by various governmental and other bodies. It carries out part of UNESCO's program for museums. Based in Paris (France), the ICOM Headquarters houses both the ICOM Secretariat and the UNESCO-ICOM Museum Information Centre.

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Description: International Council of Museums
The 28,000 members of ICOM in 137 countries participate in the national, regional and international activities of the organisation: workshops, publications, training, twinning programs, and the promotion of museums through International Museum Day (May 18, annually). The membership participates in the activities of 115 National Committees and 30 International Committees. Some National Committees have also organised on a regional level to reinforce their action. ICOM is affiliated with 17 international associations.

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