Membership – en2021-05-11T23:32:03-04:00


Join Our Community

When joining ICOM Canada you become part of a valuable community of museum professionals dedicated to the advancement of museum practices worldwide, through discussions, professional exchanges and research.ICOM Canada is the National Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) in Canada, the international organization of museums and museum professionals which is committed to the conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world’s natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible. Joining ICOM Canada puts you in contact with over 24,000 museum professionals from around the world, through publications, websites, conferences, and meetings.

ICOM offers a unique vision with an international scope that promotes innovation. The new millennium has presented numerous challenges to museum professionals. ICOM Canada gives its members access to the major issues, latest approaches and developments in the field of museology. ICOM Canada also provides members the possibility to actively participate in specialized committee meetings which are a forum for disseminating information about their own work or research.


  • Professional development
  • Free admission to participating member museums around the world
  • Participation in meetings of ICOM Canada
  • Possibility of joining ICOM International Committees
  • Participation in meetings of ICOM International Committees


  • Subscription to ICOM Canada e-bulletins
  • Subscription to ICOM News
  • Discount on subscription to UNESCO’s MUSEUM International magazine
  • Discount on ICOM publications
  • Access to ICOM’s Information Centre

Additional benefits for institutional members include 3 to 8 membership cards depending on the category of membership.

Apply for Membership

To Join ICOM Canada

Complete the Individual Membership Form or Institutional Membership Form according to your profile and mail it with your cheque to ICOM Canada / CMA.

Please allow 3 to 6 weeks for processing.

COVID-19 Update for Membership:

Because of the current lockdown restrictions in Ontario, renewals and new member applications received by mail cannot be processed at this time. Renewals or applications sent by e-mail will be processed, but please have patience as there may be some delays. Stickers for new and renewing members that have not yet been distributed will not be mailed at this time. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.

By mail

International Council of Museums Canada
280 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 1R7

For any questions, please contact ICOM Canada at

Membership Fees





Retired Professional:



  • Budgets up to $50,000: $550 fee
  • Budgets between $50,000 – $150,000: $800 fee
  • Budgets between $150,000 – $1,500,000: $1,000 fee
  • Budgets between $1,500,000 – $8,000,000: $1,200 fee
  • Budgets between $8,000,000 – $15,000,000: $1,450 fee
  • Budgets over $15,000,000: $1,700 fee

The number of ICOM cards for institutions is as follows:

  • Budgets up to $50,000: 3 cards
  • Budgets between $50,000 – $150,000: 4 cards
  • Budgets between $150,000 – $1,500,000: 5 cards
  • Budgets between $1.500,000 – $8,000,000: 6 cards
  • Budgets between $8,000,000 – $15,000,000: 7 cards
  • Budgets over $15,000,000: 8 cards

Payable by credit card, cheque or money order to:

ICOM Canada

International Council of Museums Canada
280 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 1R7

General inquiries:

Membership Renewal

To renew your membership, download the ICOM Canada Membership Renewal Form (PDF), complete the Membership Renewal form and mail it with your cheque or scan and email with your credit card information to ICOM Canada / CMA.