Standards & Guidelines

ICOM Philippines follows the culture of excellence and best practices promoted by ICOM. As such, it strongly follows and implements professional standards within the global museum community.

Through its standards and guidelines, ICOM provides best practices to museum professionals in terms of object acquisition, documentation of collections, descriptions, terminology, collections, security, conservation, personnel management, and training, among others. These standards are developed by ICOM’s Committees and are approved by the ICOM Executive Board.

ICOM also supports and contributes to the development of other global international standards such as Object ID and the 2015 UNESCO Recommendation concerning the protection and promotion of museums and collections, their diversity, and their role in society.

ICOM Code of Ethics


Object ID

Museum Definition

Declaration and Statements