ICOM Norway is the Norwegian National Committee of the International Council of Musuems (ICOM). ICOM is a membership organisation by and for museum professionals. Since the start in 1946 it has developed to a a unique network of more than 35,000 members and museum professionals who represent the global museum community.
ICOM has consultative status with UNESCO, and works as a diplomatic forum made up of experts from 136 countries and territories to respond to the challenges museums face worldwide.
ICOM Norway is one of the 119 National Committees. Additionally, the members of ICOM can join 30 International Committees dedicated to various museum specialties.
Some of the main tasks for ICOM is to be a leading force in ethical matters and to prevent illicit traffic with cultural goods.