President's Welcome

President's Welcome


Welcome to the ICMM website. My name is Steve White, President of ICMM and President and CEO of Mystic Seaport Museum, in Mystic, Connecticut, USA.

It is a privilege to serve ICMM and its community of maritime museum leaders. Over the years through my involvement with ICMM, I have built lasting professional and personal relationships with maritime museum professionals, which has enhanced my work at Mystic Seaport.

Our website has two primary purposes. The first is to provide a platform of information for readers who are not members regarding the purpose and nature of ICMM as a worldwide network of member maritime museums, including the list of our members that demonstrates the reach of our volunteer community.

The second purpose is to provide the members of ICMM with a forum for exchanging news, sharing ideas, and listing potential exhibition loans, as well as providing curatorial resources, examples of best practice, and an outlet for general ICMM communication. The members’ section of the website contains the interactive Forum, available only to paid up members of ICMM and one of the key benefits of membership. 

Please explore the site to learn more about ICMM and our work. I encourage members to use the Forum to continue all the good discussions that we began in Valparaiso and seek to continue in Stockholm/Mariehamn in September 2019!

We welcome all inquiries about membership, as either a full institutional member, an individual associate member, or an affiliate member. ICMM’s Secretary General is available to discuss any questions you may have about membership - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Details of how to join ICMM are available on this website

ICMM’s biennial Congresses are open to maritime museums and maritime related organizations worldwide. You will find details of ICMM’s next Congress on this website

Enjoy our website and join us as a member for more in-depth information. You will be welcomed.  See you at the next Congress in Stockholm/Mariehamn!

Stephen C. White, President ICMM / President & CEO, Mystic Seaport Museum, USA