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PCP Forum no. 12/2008 – Museums and PCP

PCP Forum no. 12/2008 – Museums and PCP
Serie PCP Forum
Edition 12
Year 2008
Editor Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP)
Location 3003 Bern

Switzerland has more than one thousand museums and these come in all shapes and sizes. The International Council of Museums (ICOM) defines a museum as “a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment” (ICOM Statutes, 1986). The preservation and study of cultural property lie at the very heart of a museum’s work.

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