ICOM is the only international organisation representing museums and museum professionals. It is a Public Interest Organisation and diplomatic forum made up of experts from 136 countries and territories to respond to the challenges museums face worldwide. It has a consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. It was one of the founding members of the International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS).
- Code of Ethics
- Red Lists
- Running a museum: a practical handbook
- Cultural Heritage Disaster Preparedness and Response
- Cultural Heritage and Local Development: Maximising the Impact (Guide for Local Governments, Communities and Museums) (ICOM/OECD 2018)