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July 23, 2022

26th ICOMON General Conference, 20 – 28th August (Conference Programme)

ICOM Prague 2022

ICOMON – International Committee for Money and Banking Museums / Mezinárodní výbor peněžních a bankovních muzeí  -PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

22August – Monday

ICOM Committees Meetings (Block A) 


22 August 2022, 16.00 – 17.30

Room 220

Hybrid format

The Power of Money: Community

In this session, 2-3 speakers will give an overview of ICOMON and its activities, with a focus on bringing people together, who come from different backgrounds and countries but all share an interest in money and museums.

Preliminary speakers

Asma Ibrahim, Pakistan, Queens of Kashmir through coins

jesse Kraft, USA, Learning to Use Money: Comparing and Contrasting the 18th/19th Centuries to the Present Era

Damon Monzavi, Iran, The power of Money museums databases

23 August – Tuesday

COM Committees Meetings (Block B)


23 August 2022, 14.30 – 16.00

Meeting Room 2.1.

Hybrid format

The Power of Money: Exhibitions

The session will address the ever popular issue of how to display coins, banknotes, and other monetary objects most effectively.

Preliminary speakers

Benjamin Hellings, USA, Yale’s inaugural gallery of numismatics

Emily Pearce Seigermann, USA Yale’s Inaugural Gallery of Numismatics: the reunion show

Ketevan Chitashvili, Commemorative and collection coins – Power of money and Banking Museums

ICOM Committees Meetings (Block C)


23 August 2022, 16.30 – 18.00

Meeting Room 2.1.

Hybrid format

The Power of Money: Education

This session will address the issues of education about money. Papers about teaching financial literacy in a variety of context are of particular interest.

Preliminary speakers

Irena Cuk, Slovenia, Bankarium Financial Labyrinth

Keyi Yin, China, How Private Museums of Finance Disseminate Financial Literacy to the Public? Case Studies on Two Museums of Finance in Western China

Eliene Dourado Bina, Brazil, Eugênio Teixeira Leal Museum: financial education and conscious consumption

Junanto Herdiawan, Indonesia, The Strategy of Museum Bank Indonesia in Educating and Communicating During the Covid-19 Pandemic

25 August – Thursday

Off-site meetings

Národní muzeum, Historická budova / National Museum, Historical Building
Address: Václavské náměstí 68 110 00 Praha
9:00 – 18:00
On-site only format
Public transport: metro line C – Muzeum station
Meeting time and point: 9:00 National Museum, Historical Building

The Power of Money: Museums

This session will allow participants to study the displays and collections of the National Museum. It will give everyone an opportunity to network and enjoy the community of ICOMON members.


9:00–9:30 Arrival and official welcoming in the National Museum

9:30–11:15 Conference session:

9:30–9:45 “The Past and the Future of the Numismatic Collection of the National Museum“

9:45–10:00  “The Earliest Coins of Central Europe“

10:00–10:30 “From a Scarf to a Crown – A Brief Introduction to the Czech Coinage“

10:30–10:45 “The Czech Medals, Orders and Decorations in the Collection of the National Museum”

10.45–11.00 “The Numismatic Collection of the Moravian Museum, Brno“

11.15–12.45 The National Museum (self-)guided tour

12:45–13:30 Lunch break (National Museum, Historical Building)

13:45–15:45 Guided tour through the temporary exhibition “Treasures of the Numismatic Collections” at the National Museum (group A)/ Guided tour through the permanent exhibitions “Exploring the Currency” and “People and Money” in the Czech National Bank (group B)

16:00–18:00 Guided tour through the temporary exhibition “Treasures of the Numismatic Collections” at the National Museum (group B)/ Guided tour through the permanent exhibitions “Exploring the Currency” and “People and Money” in the Czech National Bank (group A)

(transfer between the National Museum and the Czech National Bank, Na Příkopě Street no. 28 is 15 minutes by foot)




Chairs of IC Ute


Wartenberg Kagan


International Committees coordinator – ICOM CZ Alžběta Horáčková
IC Assistant Marie Pavlíčková
COLLABORATING INSTITUTION IN PRAGUE – National Museum – Historical Building
Technical and production support

Scientific programme – museum contact person

Lenka Vacinová


“The Power of Museums”

Prague, capital of the Czech Republic and a magnificent open-air museum, will welcome the 26th ICOM General Conference

Conference Outline


ICOM Prague 2022
26 th ICOM General Conference



20–28 August 2022
21–27 August 2022 – ICOM General Conference
21 and 28 August 2022 – Pre- and Post- Conference activities


Prague Congress Centre
5. května 1640/65, 140 21 Prague, Czech Republic
+420 261 172 222


ICOMON Conference programme



The Power of Museums is the main theme of ICOM Prague 2022. Museums in the 21st century have huge potential to influence the world around them and often stand at the beginning of a long chain of social development. Museums preserve the past and the present, interpret them and share them to the public for discussion – they have the power to make the world a better place.

Museums have the power to be the bearers of moral and ethical values.
Museums have a unique ability to explain that which is hard to understand and convey that which cannot be spoken. Themes, no matter how complicated, painful or unpleasant, that define the world are transformed in museums into art, knowledge and enlightenment. Museums have an irreplaceable power to explain, clarify and help build civil society, local and national identities and social responsibility among each member of our diverse communities.

Museums have the power to be initiators of positive changes and progress, and to be active resolvers of crises and unexpected situations.
Museums must react flexibly at the speed of the development of the world. They must look at the future and not lag behind, reacting to new situations and turn them into new opportunities. Museums, in all their unique forms, are places that bridge the past, present and future. In a similar way, they themselves are joined together and join the individual in the diverse cultural society. Museums cannot ignore social or technological development, should accept the digital reality of the 21st century and use it as a means of discussion and as a theme of discussion. Museums must also be prepared, however, for the crises and crisis situations that the modern world brings.

Museums have the power to lead by example, to build a more environmentally friendly and sustainable world.
Museums join various human activities under one roof. They create or contribute to a wide range of projects – they build, construct, care for collections and historic buildings and this all demands a wealth of fields, often highly specialised, that all come together in museums.
Museums, as public institutions, can be a visible example of responsible and sustainable management in accordance with nature and the environment. Museums are at the heart of creative industries and have always been important actors in travel and tourism. At a time when over-tourism presents challenges, they can contribute to the regulation and channelling of the excess tourist burden of saturated destinations. These days, museums have an important task in encouraging society to redevelop mobility. Human society is based on social interactions and museums are one of the most important places where this is enabled.

Museums have the power to make the world a better place!

As part of its inclusive approach confirmed by its Strategic Plan, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) is committed to support approximately 25 young members from preferably Category 3 and 4 Countries to attend the 26th ICOM General Conference that will be held in 20-28 August 2022 in Prague, Czechia.
The grantees will have the opportunity to make new contacts and develop their capacities and knowledge which they will be able later to share with colleagues in their home countries. ICOM is very grateful that these grants are made possible with support from the Getty Foundation.

You will find the call for grants and the online form (deadline: 15 February 2022) through this <link>.

Please read carefully the eligibility criteria before applying. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any query you might have : <grants[at]>.

With best wishes,
The ICOM Secretariat