ICTOP - The ICOM Committee for the Training of Personnel

Milan in 2016

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Milan this year. It's going to be a great conference. We have a wonderful agenda planned.

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ICTOP - The ICOM Committee for the Training of Personnel

ICTOP - The ICOM Committee for the Training of Personnel

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Recent news from ICTOP and ICOM

Recent news from ICTOP and ICOM

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Welcome

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the International Council of Training of Personnel (ICTOP) web platform. As the first of the Lynne TeatherICOM International Committees (formed in 1968), ICTOP is pleased to speak to its decades long contribution to the professional development of museums and heritage and the educational preparation of professionals working around the world.

On this site you will find news of our work, stories about our mission, research, resources and members.We invite you to ‘join in’ and explore some helpful tools and resources to which your contributions and comments are welcome.

Please feel free to join ICTOP through ICOM, subscribe to our e-newsletter and connect with us on social media. And you will find a lot of information about the world of museums on my Facebook page. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ==>

What We Do:

The ICTOP Committee organizes an annual meeting in various locations in the world in an attempt to represent the diverse international community. This year we will be offering an exciting program at the ICOM Triennial in Milan, where we will have meetings, excursions and exciting events to meet colleagues and discuss contemporary issues (To register). In addition, we also offer special workshops through collaborations with other international and local professional bodies. The committee also maintains a web site as a means of offering deep information and networking: it includes reports on past events and reports, papers and conferences, as well as contemporary issues and news. The committee also advises on matters related to professional development such as guidance on jobs, curriculum, salaries and human resources and case studies of personnel training; we have worked closely with other ICOM Committees (such as Conservation) on these goals.

Although in the past, ICTOP published an International Directory of Museum Training every few years, we now seek to bring this reporting to the web, given the fast changing world of professional development offerings, which makes it nearly impossible to have a firm listing for publication. As well we hope to publish a newsletter for members during the year as well as bring news to the website.

To Join ICOM and ICTOP:

You must join ICOM to join the special committee of ICTOP. By joining ICOM you will integrate the world museum community and take part in the debates, the scientific exchanges and in the reflection about the museum future.
Follow these 3 steps to become a member:

  • Make sure there is an ICOM National Committee in your country by clicking here:http://icom.museum/the-committees/national-committees/
  • Go to your country’s website and check to see if there is a national membership form. Fill in the national membership form and send it to your country’s membership contact.
  • If there is no national form, complete the international form (below) and send it to membership[at] icom.museum Contact us

There are different membership forms depending on your profile:

  • individual membership
  • institutional membership

Your petition will then be examined by the National Committee.

Lynne Teather, D. Phil. (Leicester Museum Studies)
Professor Emeritus,
Master of Museum Studies Program
University of Toronto, Faculty of Information