Who we are
The International Committee for Exhibition Exchange (ICEE) was established for the purpose of providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, experience and information about the circulation and exchange of exhibitions in all disciplines between museums and galleries around the world. The committee deals with many different aspects of exhibition development, circulation and exchange.
The International Committee for Exhibition Exchange (ICEE) was established in 1980 during the 12th ICOM Triennial conference in Mexico City, Mexico. Acknowledging the growing importance of traveling exhibitions in the museum sector, ICOM granted the ICEE official status as an International Committee in 1983 during the 13th ICOM Triennial Conference in London, United Kingdom. Shortly after, the first ICEE Annual Conference was held in 1984 in Washington DC, USA, hosted by the Smithsonian Institution. Since 1983, annual conferences have been held in over 25 countries.
Annual meetings feature discussions and valuable networking opportunities for museum professionals involved with exhibitions and offer information and options on the practical issues of exhibition development, circulation and exchange.
The 2020 ICOM ICEE Conference will be held Oct 26 – 31, in Mexico City, Mexico. The event will be hosted by the National Museum of Anthropology in partnership with the National Institute of Anthropology and History. The conference schedule includes six days of keynote speeches, panel sessions, networking opportunities, exclusive events & visits to some of the finest cultural institutions in Mexico City, a special tour to the Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan, and a Post-Conference Workshop in collaboration with the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC-UNAM).