ICAM is an international association of architectural museums, centres, and research collections. With members from over thirty countries, we are dedicated to connecting people from across the world and promoting public engagement with architecture, landscape, and the built environment.
Joining ICAM’s global network is easy. ICAM membership is open to any museum, archive, centre, or library concerned with the promotion of architecture and architectural history. Independent researchers or collectors are also welcome to join under the individual membership category.
The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world’s diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public and in accordance with our profession’s highest ethical standards and practices. The Art Institute of Chicago was founded as both a museum and school for the fine arts in 1879.
The world’s first curatorial department devoted to architecture and design was established in 1932 at The Museum of Modern Art. From its inception, the collection has been built on the recognition that architecture and design are allied and interdependent arts, so that synthesis has been a founding premise of the collection. Museum’s diverse Architecture and Design collection surveys major figures and movements from the mid-19th century to the present.