Why Join ICMM?

Why Join ICMM?


ICMM brings together maritime museum professionals from around the world. ICMM's biennial congresses share knowledge and best practice from maritime museums large and small, but above all they enable people to meet, to socialise, to network and to establish relationships between museums which can result in shared exhibitions and staff exchanges, among other benefits.

Between congresses, the ICMM website provides an information resource to keep maritime museum professionals in touch with one another, with the latest news of museums and people. Member-only discussion forums on topics of current and more academic interest will become a feature of this website in coming months, so visit regularly for updates.

ICMM membership provides access to the world's maritime museum information hub.


Who may join?

You are invited to apply as a Full Member if your Museum, whether large or small, identifies itself as partly or primarily maritime or naval in emphasis, or if its collections include nautical artefacts or documents, or if it wishes to participate in a worldwide community of maritime museums and maritime preservation professionals. All applications for Full Membership are reviewed and approved by the Executive Committee and endorsed by the full membership at a Congress.

Individuals, accepted by the ICMM Executive Council, are welcome to join ICMM in the Associate Member category. Museum professionals employed by a FULL ICMM institutional member may apply to join by letter to the Secretary General. Individuals who are not staff members of a FULL member should obtain a letter of recommendation from a FULL member institution. Associate Members enjoy all benefits of membership, except that Associate Members do not vote on ICMM business.

Please go to the 'How to Join' page for more information.