A wider debate on projects and ideas capable of enabling museums to take on a key role as agents of social change

The 26th General Conference of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) will bring thousands of experts from around the world to Prague, the Czech Republic, where they will set the course of the museum field for the coming years. From the 20th to the 28th of August, join the international museum community in ICOM Prague 2022 — both onsite and online!

With the theme The Power of Museums, ICOM Prague 2022 will focus on four main issues: economic and environmental sustainability; digitisation and new technologies; civil society and community building; leadership and management. Additionally, the General Conference will be the background of the debate and vote on a new museum definition.

For the first time in ICOM’s history, the General Conference will take place in a new hybrid format. Building on the spirit of innovation and resilience that has marked the community outreach programmes of museums around the world, a digital platform will provide participants from all over the world remote access to the scientific programme of ICOM Prague 2022.


11 May 2022

Regular registration fee (the average fees)

18 May 2022

International Museum Day 2022 – The Power of Museums

19 June 2022

Last chance to cancel the registration with a full refund of the registration fee (handling fee of 30 EUR will be deducted)

17 July 2022

Last chance to cancel the registration with a refund of 50% of the registration fee (no refund after this date)

Last chance to change the type of attendance (in-person/remote) when the difference between in-person registration fee and remote registration fee will be refunded after deducting 30 EUR handling fee

8 August 2022

On-site registration fee (the highest fees)

20–21 August 2022

Pre-conference Programme

22 August 2022

Purpose: Museums and Civil Society
Opening Party

23 August 2022

Sustainability: Museums and Resilience
Vision: Museums and Leadership
Museum Night

24 August 2022

Delivery: Museums and New Technologies
Flag Relay Ceremony

25 August 2022

Off-site Meetings

26–27 August 2022


28 August 2022

Postconference Programme