ICAM supports its vast network of member organisations through conferences and events, communication and publications, and provides grant opportunities and access to industry best practises for architecture museums and archives.
ICAM Grants for Members:
Thanks to an agreement at our 2021 General Assembly, ICAM can extend its grant support to deliver projects, undertake research, plan networking visits, and attend our conferences.
Decisions on the majority of grants will be made by a sub-group of the ICAM Executive Committee, the exception being the Network Project Grants, where an assessment panel (including external representation) will be convened.
More information can be found in the below document.
Network Project Grants
Grants to groups of members to develop and deliver projects that benefit ICAM member institutions more broadly. Outputs, which should be presented at an ICAM online event or physical conference, as well as via the ICAM website, must be of benefit to a significant proportion of the wider membership. One grant of 20000 Euros is available in each two-year period.
Next deadline March 3, 2024.
Network Travel Grants
Grants to individuals employed by member institutions to make research and networking visits to other member institutions. Visits can be for general professional development or for specific cross- member initiatives. Six grants of 500 Euros per two-year period are available.
Regional and Specialist Group Grants
ICAM has regional and specialist groups established in various parts of the world. The groups promote and foster the aims and activities of ICAM in their regions or are focused on particular areas of interest (eg education). Most meet between the biennial ICAM conferences. Group grants are available to support such meetings or events, with no restrictions on how funds are used. Uses could include, for instance, travel and catering. Support of up to 1500 Euros per group is available for two groups in each two-year period
Conference Attendance Support
Conference attendance support is available on a competitive basis to anyone employed by an ICAM member institution (which has paid its membership fee).
Ten conference grants will be available for the next conference in Hong Kong, covering registration and accommodation (details to be indicated in due course).
ICAM Grants for Members:
ICAM Journal Archive:
Our journal, ICAMprint, was published every two years from 2005–2018 and edited by Monika Platzer. Journal issues expanded on themes from ICAM conferences—including digital archives, education, and the challenges of exhibiting architecture—and contained timely editorials and interviews with key figures in the world of architecture.
All back issues have been digitised and are available as downloadable PDFs below.
Regional chapters are self organised and convene independently at ICAM member museums and architecture centres for local tours and events. The current roster of regional chapters include groups in Oceania, Eastern Europe, Germany, the Mediterranean region, North America, and UK and Ireland. ICAM supports local chapters through small grants and assistance with planning and communication.
To get more information about these regional chapters, please see the contacts below.
From its foundation in 1979, ICAM has been involved with hosting discussions and shaping policy about ethics and standards of practice for architecture museums, centres, and archives.
One particular area of activity is ICAM’s work with the International Council on Archives on creating standards for the collection and preservation of architectural records. Work by a joint ICAM-ICA task force on architectural archives resulted in the publication of a new code of practice, A Guide to the Archival Care of Architectural Records (Paris: ICA, 2000).
Recent research by ICAM member organisations has focused on the status of architectural records in the digital era. ICAM conferences have helped support and disseminate findings about the preservation, cataloguing, and display of digital architectural records, including the ICAM18 session “Archiving Born-Digital Materials,” and the 2020 conference, “Digital Architectural Archive Collections,” co-hosted by ICAM and the US Library of Congress.