The Bulgarian National Committee ICOM was formed in accordance with the ICOM Statute adopted at the ICOM General Assembly – The Hague 1989.ICOM’s BNC Statute includes the mandatory requirements regulated by the ICOM General Conference to national committees and reflects the specific features of museum work in Bulgaria and national legislation.


Statute (Bulgarian)
Regulations (Bulgarian)


Definition of “museum”

A museum is a not-for-profit, permanent institution in the service of society that researches, collects, conserves, interprets and exhibits tangible and intangible heritage. Open to the public, accessible and inclusive, museums foster diversity and sustainability. They operate and communicate ethically, professionally and with the participation of communities, offering varied experiences for education, enjoyment, reflection and knowledge sharing.

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