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by Archaeology Newsroom

ICOM and the “Museum Professionals”: A First Approach

A first approach to the identity and physiognomy of the specialized professional, who, according to the terminology of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), is called “museum professional”, is made in this article. Through the history and the basic texts of ICOM this physiognomy appears to be a multifold one. Finally, the role that the “museologist” is assigned to play in the organization and function of a modern museum is examined.