2022 Prague

The 26th ICOM General Conference – ICOM Prague 2022 takes place from 20 to 28 August 2022 in the capital city of the Czech Republic. For the first time in ICOM’s history, the General Conference will be organised in a hybrid mode.

20–21 August, ICOM Statutory Meetings will take place. ICOM Advisory Council, as well as the Separate meetings of the ICOM International and National Committees.

These meetings are open to particular Board members, while a pre-conference programme of guided tours and activities around Prague will allow participants to discover the city before the start of the main programme.

On 22–24 August, the main scientific programme will take place at the Prague Congress Centre and online. This will be including keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops, round tables and other activities, as well as networking sessions for new ICOM members.

ICOM Prague 2022 will also include a variety of social events for participants to fully enjoy all that Prague has to offer.

CIDOC activities during the event will occur at specific places and schedules, so if you want to keep up, please see the detailed programme for the main conference here and download the CIDOC related programme here.

Off-site CIDOC meeting info – Documentation and language

Some details for tomorrow off-site meeting!

25 August – Thursday

Off-site meetings

Day 4 25 August Thursday

Národní galerie Praha, Klášter sv. Anežky České / National Gallery Prague, Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia
Address: U Milosrdných 17, 110 00  Praha 1
12:00 – 18:00, On-site format

Chair: Monika Hagedorn-Saupe, m.hagedorn@smb.spk-berlin.de
Moderator: Trilce Navarrete, CIDOC secretary 
Meeting point: National Gallery Prague, Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia

Public transport: metro line B – Náměstí republiky station + 15 minutes walk along Dlouhá třída street and Dvořákovo nábřeží OR metro line A – Staromětská station + 20 minutes walk along Pařížská street and Dvořákovo nábřeží

Documentation and language

Terminology is a core part in museum documentation – multilingual vocabulary needed. Technologies today also allow new approaches (e.g. the use of automatic translation). How can we make best use out of it? How to prevent information from being misunderstood or lost?


Arrival to National Gallery Prague, Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia
11.30-13.30 Guided tours
13.30-14.15 Lunch break
14.15-15.45 Welcome by Alicja Knast, Director General National Gallery of Prague
Opening by Monika Hagedorn-Saupe, Chair of CIDOC
Zuzana Bolerazká, Presentation of the National Gallery of Prague
Jinhyung Lee, National Aviation Museum of Korea (Seoul, Korea).

A Study on the Information Management of Museum Data Based on Utilization

Stephen Stead, Paveprime Ltd & Delving BV. (UK)

Big Data Characteristics: recognizing the potential in Museum Data

Wesam Mohamed, Ministry of Antiquities (Cairo, Egypt).

Game of Terminology: Illicit traffic in Egyptian antiquities

15.45-16.15 Coffee break
Jonathan Ward, J. Paul Getty Trust (Los Angeles, USA).

Connecting to and using the Getty vocabularies: LOD, XML, and open refine

Agnes Roche, ICOM (Paris, France)
Multilingualism in ICOM’s documentation and archives databases
Gordon McKenna, Collections Trust (London, UK).

Auditing significant collections in the UK – A project part of Towards a National Collection (TaNC)

Rupert Shepard, National Gallery London (London, UK)

Informative clip on EODEM

End 17.45 Joint Q&A discussion