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The next ICOM-ITC training workshop will look at different types of learning in museums and will offer practical advice on how to improve learning programs. The three international lecturers will present such topics as informal learning activities, developing programs that complement the school curriculum, and interpreting museum exhibitions.



This training entitled “Museums as learning environments: Developing relevant public programs” will be held in Yixing, China, from 6 to 14 November 2019.

Call for applications – Criteria

Only the ICOM members meeting the following criteria will be able to attend:

  • Being and ICOM member in good standing, which means having paid their ICOM individual membership dues for two consecutive years including the current year of application (i.e. 2018 and 2019) or, in the case of a new or reinstated ICOM membership, having paid membership dues for the year of application (i.e. 2019);
  • Occupying middle-management position in a recognised museum or public institution;
  • Aged 45 years or under, by 31 December of the year of application.
  • Being fluent in both written and spoken English;

The ICOM-ITC training workshops are intended primarily for ICOM members from emerging countries but applicants from other countries might be considered.


Applications must be accompanied by the following documents in English:

  • A Curriculum Vitae of the applicant indicating training, work experience, publications and current work responsibilities (one page maximum);
  • A fully completed Application Form (see below);
  • A motivation statement;
  • A letter of recommendation from the director of the applicant’s institution;
  • Proof of payment of 2019 membership fees (copy of the card with 2019 sticker or official document from the National Committee);
  • A copy of the first page of the applicant’s passport. IMPORTANT: Your passport needs to be valid at least until 15 May 2020.

All applications should be submitted through the online form before midnight (CET+1), July 14, 2019.

Types of grants

ICOM, ICOM China and the Palace Museum award two types of grants:

The full grant covers an economy-class air ticket, accommodation and local hospitality for the participant for the duration of the training workshop. Applicants residing in countries belonging to categories 2, 3 and 4, as defined in the ICOM membership grid, are given priority for this type of grant.

The partial grant covers accommodation and local hospitality for the participant for the duration of the training workshop. Applicants residing in countries belonging to category 1, as defined in the ICOM membership grid, will be considered for partial grants.

ICOM or the Palace Museum will make the travel arrangements for participants with a full grant. Participants with a partial grant must book their own air ticket. Visa costs, insurance coverage and other expenses not explicitly stated above are at the cost of the participants. There are no registration fees for attending the training seminar.

To apply for the workshop, please visit the website of ICOM at https://icom.museum/en/news/icom-workshop.

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