CIMUSET – Bilim ve Teknoloji Müzeleri Uluslararası Komitesi
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has 26 international committees, each devoted to the study of a particular type of museum or to a specific museum-related discipline.
The International Committee for Museums and Collections of Science and Technology (CIMUSET) is composed of museum professionals from the fields of science and technology.
The committee is not only dedicated to traditional museums of science and technology, largely historical and collection based, but also to contemporary science centres, working primarily to popularize and promote science and technology among children and young people all over the world.
The aims of CIMUSET are to:
support the aims and objectives of ICOM, in particular
with reference to thepreservation of the cultural heritage
of science and technology, and the dissemination of
knowledge of its development and importance to society;
contribute to the development and implementation of ICOM’s program;
formulate and carry out a program of activities related to the preservation of the cultural heritage within science and technology and dissemination of knowledge within this field;
provide a forum for communication, co-operation and information exchange between museums, professional workers and others concerned with preservation of the cultural heritage within science and technology and dissemination ofknowledge of this field;
provide advice to ICOM on preservation of the cultural heritage within science and technology and dissemination of knowledge in this field;
represent the interest of the museums of science and technology within ICOM; and,
co-operate with National Committees and Regional Organizations of ICOM and with other International Committees and Affiliated Organizations in matters related to the Committee’s specific mandate and to the broader interests of ICOM.