Becoming a Member

If you wish to become a DEMHIST member, choosing DEMHIST as your primary international committee, there are 3 ways to accomplish this:


1) If You are not yet an ICOM member

ICOM has two types of committees: National Committees (by country) and International Committees (by specialty). First, you must join your ICOM National Committee (e.g. ICOM Portugal, ICOM US), you can then select DEMHIST as your main International Committee.

You can find your national committee here :

ICOM Website – Committees Directory


2) If you are an ICOM member but your main International Committee is not DEMHIST

Send the following message to the ICOM Membership service via :

I am an ICOM member (membership number:…) and wish to become a voting member of DEMHIST. Please register me with DEMHIST / change my voting choice to DEMHIST.

Strike out as appropriate, and add your name and ICOM number. Do not forget to copy the DEMHIST Secretary -


3) If you are an ICOM member

It is also possible to select or change your international committee affiliation through the ICOM member-space on the ICOM website, if you do this, please send an email to the DEMHIST Secretary - informing us of the change.



You can also choose DEMHIST as your second or third international committee, but you won’t have voting rights and will not receive our regular newsletter. You can always keep in touch with us through our website and social media!