ICOM announces the next International Museum Day on 18 May 2019 around the theme “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition”. The global museum community in 158 countries will participate in the event by organising specific activities. The focus is on the new roles of museums as active actors in their communities. Today museums are more interactive, audience focused, community oriented, flexible, adaptable and mobile. Many have become cultural hubs functioning as platforms where creativity combines with knowledge and where visitors can also co-create, share and interact as the message from Paris stated.

ICOM SEE countries have made a lot of progress in this field and the activities of the regional alliance as well as national committees has been recognised by colleagues around the world. Therefore, the President of ICOM, Suay Aksoy, will be our honoured guest in several countries in May joining us in different activities around the International Museum Day. She will visit Ljubljana, Zagreb, Belgrade and Sarajevo. Follow the activities on-line and propose your ideas for encounters.

ICOM SEE is a member of the ICOM-ITC Management Board Meeting and since the Chair Goranka Horjan was not able to attend the representative at this year’s meeting held in Fuzhou, was the Secretary Biljana Đorđević. She took part at the Board meeting and during the stay from 23 to 26 November 2018 she also took part at the International Forum of Young Museum professionals which was held within the MPT EXPO – the 8th Chinese Museums and Relevant Products and Technologies Exposition.

The Board meeting was opened by the ICOM President Suay Aksoy saying that the ITC has proved to be a great success story of ICOM.  ICOM SEE is active in promoting the ITC  and young members from SEE museums apply for the training. This year one European candidate was chosen from ICOM SEE region.

In collaboration with the British Embassy in Zagreb, ICOM SEE Chair Goranka  Horjan participated at the Museum Heritage Show in London, UK. She held numerous meetings at DIT UK stall with the experts taht came from different background either as museum and organizational exhibitors or museum suppliers. During the stay the guided tours for participants from several countries were organized in Victoria and Albert Museum (Fashion from Nature, Future Starts Here, Oceanliners – Speed and Style) and Science Museum (Maths Gallery).

Visited expositions during the Museum ad Heritage Show, London

ICOM Regional Alliance of South East Europe invites you to participate at the Round Table which will take place at the Archaeological Museum in Skopje on 24th May 2018. The event will start at 10 AM and we expect participants from different countries in the region to take part in discussion concerning the future of museums.

In order to comply with ICOM recommendation the event will follow the procedures sent by the Secretariat and participants will enjoy a collaborative working environment.
„The ICOM museum definition functions as a shared foundation for museums across the world. For many years it has remained largely unchanged, and ICOM is currently discussing whether it is time to revise the wording of the definition…“
Your participation in the process is essential and we are looking forward to you in Skopje.


In order to foster collaboration between regional alliances of ICOM, the chair of ICOM Europe visited Zagreb and met with Goranka Horjan, chair of ICOM SEE. The agreement has been reached to establish partnership in the project for ICOM Special Project Application in collaboration with ICOM Germany. During the stay in Zagreb both chairs took part in the event at the Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia in Vila Prekrižje and opening of the exhibition prepared by the Ethnographic Museum in Zagreb. Luis Raposo also visited the Museum of Krapina Neanderthals and the original site where the largest number of human bones were found 125.000 years ago.