Individual membership

Would you like to join an international network of museum professionals and contribute to improving the sector with them? Then become a member of ICOM.

Annual fees

There are four kinds of memberships:

Regular €92,50
Student €47,50
Senior €81,50
Supportive Member €295,00

You can become an individual member of ICOM if you:

  • are professionally associated with a museum or an institution that supports the museum sector;
  • are a self-employed person who primarily provides services or knowledge to the museum sector.

You can become a senior member of ICOM if you:

of pensionable age, and if you have both worked in a museum-related position and have been a member of ICOM for at least the previous five years. If you were not an individual member but worked at a member institution, we ask the institution to confirm this, if necessary.

You can become a student member of ICOM if you:

  • are a student in the final stage of your education who is pursuing studies at a higher vocational institution or university directly related to attaining positions in the museum field. This includes Master’s students in Museum Studies, Heritage studies, Conservation and Restoration, and 3rd or 4rt year Bachelor students Heritage Studies at the Reinwardt Academy;
  • N.B. Master and PhD students from other fields of study (Art History, for instance) conducting research on a demonstrable museum subject are free to submit an application, which will be assessed by the ICOM Netherlands board.

You can become a supportive member of ICOM if you:

  • are a member of the board or supervisory board of a museum;
  • are employed by organisations that support museums on policy or financial matters, such as policy officers or fund officers;
  • are employed by government organisations and funds that support museums on a policy or financial level.

Guidelines for new registrations

Because your application is processed in Paris, it takes about six weeks before you receive your ICOM card. Please bear this in mind when applying. Every year in December, a new annual sticker for the card will be sent to you by post. The membership fee will then be automatically deducted from your account.
Membership is for one calendar year, with automatic renewal until termination. Applications prior to 1 October will be registered as membership for the current year and the full annual fee will be charged. Cancellation of membership must be notified via administratie@icom.nl by 1 November (two months prior to automatic renewal). Applications after 1 October will be registered as membership for the following year. If the membership fee is not paid by 31 March, the membership will be cancelled.

APPLICATION FORM INDIVIDUAL

APPLICATION FORM STUDENT

Additional guidelines

  • Self employed
    Kindly upload a personal substantiation as well as a recommendation from a museum confirming that, in their opinion, you contribute substantially to the development of the museum sector, spend a considerable amount of time on museum-related work and upon becoming a member will contribute to the quality of the ICOM network. Please upload these documents in the application form (word, pdf).
     
  • Not employed by a museum, but your work is museum-related
    Kindly upload a personal substantiation as well as a recommendation from a museum confirming that, in their opinion, you contribute substantially to the development of the museum sector, spend a considerable amount of time on museum-related work and upon becoming a member will contribute to the quality of the ICOM network. Please upload these documents in the application form (word, pdf).
     
  • Senior 
    A senior member can, just like a regular member, attend the General Meeting of Members (and is entitled to vote there), and events organised by ICOM Netherlands. You can upload a copy of your identity document with the application form.
     
  • Student
    A student membership lasts for a maximum of two years. In case of relevant subsequent studies, you can reapply for membership. As a student member, you do not have the right to vote at the General Meeting of Members and cannot serve on the Board. We require proof of registration, including your name, the name of the course you are following, and your current year of study.
    Please use your study e-mail address as your primary address. Your private e-mail address should be entered as the secondary e-mail address
     
  • Member of a Supervisory Board or Board of Directors of a (registered) museum
    As an institution you can apply for a Supportive Membership for members of the Supervisory Board and the Museum Board but only for the period they are in office. 
     
  • Volunteers and commercial institutions
    Unfortunately, you cannot become an ICOM member if you work as a volunteer or are employed by an institution that trades commercially in cultural goods.

Registration at ICOM Netherlands and ICOM International

ICOM Netherlands registers your (address) details for the annual membership payment, to send you your ICOM card, and to invite you to Dutch activities such as the General Assembly (ALV). After your application has been approved, ICOM Netherlands will send you a login code (your member number) and a password, which you can use to change your address details on the website.
At ICOM International, your membership and (address) data are also registered in the system: Member Space. ICOM International will email you a separate login code (your email address) and password for Member Space.

Contact

Have any questions about membership? Or is there a change in your situation that you would like to report? Go to our FAQ's. Not found what you are looking for? Please contact administratie@icom.nl.