About us
The Board

The International Council of Museums (ICOM), established in 1946, is an organization of museum professionals and the only one of its kind to embrace most of the countries of the world.
ICOM is commiteted to the research, conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world’s natural and Cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible.
ICOM establishes professional and ethical standarts for museum activities, makes recommendations on issues related thereto, promotes capacity building, advances knowledge and raises cultural awareness through global networks and cooperation programmes.
The ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums presents a minimum Standard for museums. Membership The Code reflects principles generally accepted by the international museum community.


ICOM achieves its main objectives through its International Committees that regroup museum professionals from the same field to promote the exchange of scientific knowledge and professional know-how.
Every member of ICOM has the opportunity to join an International Committee, depending on his speciality and interests. There are 32 International Committees which represent different types of collections and museum professions.


ICOM Latvia is the national branch of ICOM in the Republic of Latvia. It is a non-governmental organization that unites Latvian museums and museum professionals, according their professional interests.

ICOM Latvia was established in 1993. Until November 2007 it worked as a structural unit of the Latvian Museum Association. On November 14, 2007, it was registered in the Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia as independent organization.

Our objectives are:

- To promote the achievement of ICOM goals in Latvia;
- To represent the interests of its members in ICOM by solving professional issues of importance to the Latvian National Committee.

The Executive Board of the Latvian National Committee of ICOM consists of five Board members.