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What is ICOM?

The International Council Of Museums is the global organisation of museums and museum professionals  committed to the conservation of the world’s natural and cultural heritage. 

ICOM was created in 1946 and is a non-governmental organisation maintaining formal relations with UNESCO. It also raises awareness of international issues such as combating illicit trade, intangible heritage and restitution.

ICOM Pakistan

ICOM Pakistan is the national Committee of ICOM in the Pakistan. It is a gateway to the global museum community and the only Pakistan Museum Association with a dedicated international focus. It offers access to 20,000 museums in 172 countries, 32,000 museum colleagues throughout the world and 31 professional committees. It is an organisation which promotes intangible heritage and the preservation of material heritage. It develops best practice standards for the world- wide museum industry and, through its global reach and events programme, contributes to the international agenda of museums in the Pakistan.

ICOM Pakistan was  established  in 1962 but became inactive due to 1971 war and fall of Dhaka (East Pakistan) now Bangladesh. The National Committees was again became active in 1975. The re-known archaeologists Dr. Ishtiaq the then Director General Pakistan Archeology Department was the President and re-known archaeologists Dr Saifur Rehman Dar, the then Director Lahore Museum was the secretary General of ICOM Pakistan. The national Committee used to publish monthly news letter those are still at record in ICOM Archives. Fortunately it keeps on reviving in intervals and this time after becoming active in 2015 continuing and strengthening more.

ICOM Pakistan

Our journey

1962

ICOM Pakistan was established in 1962.

1971

ICOM Pakistan became inactive due to 1971 war and fall of Dhaka (East Pakistan) now Bangladesh.

1975

The National Committees became active again. The re-known archaeologists Dr. Ishtiaq the then Director General Pakistan Archeology Department was the President and re-known archaeologists Dr Saifur Rehman Dar, the then Director Lahore Museum was the secretary General of ICOM Pakistan.

2015

Fortunately, it kept on reviving in intervals and this time after becoming active in 2015, continuing and strengthening more.

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