Updated on Jun 18, 2024

Ibermuseums is currently run by an Intergovernmental Council composed of representatives of fourteen member countries – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Dominican Republic and Uruguay –, which defines its actions, strategies and priorities. In addition, it relies on administrative support from the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI) and financial support from the Spanish Agency for Development Cooperation (AECID).

 

Members of the Inter­govern­mental Council

Argentina

Participant since 2008 and signatory of the Declaration of Salvador. Member of two Technical Panels: Ibero-American Observatory of Museums and Sustainability. Hosted the first edition of the Ibermuseums Week (2018).

Number of museums identified by the country, according to the RMI: 737.

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Brazil

Participant since 2007 and signatory of the Declaration of Salvador. Hosted the 1st Ibero-American Meeting of Museums in Salvador, Bahia (2007) and the 2nd Ibero-American Meeting of Museums (“Museums as agents of social transformation and development”) in 2008. Coordinating country of the Sustainability line of action. Member of three Technical Panels: Training and Capacity Building, Heritage, and Ibero-American Observatory of Museums.

Number of museums identified by the country, according to the National Cadastre of Museums: more than 3,700

Number of museums identified by the country, according to the RMI: 3,807.

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Chile

Currently chairs Ibermuseums’ Intergovernmental Council. Participant since 2008 and signatory of the Declaration of Salvador.  Chile hosted the 17th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government (Santiago, 2007) and the III Ibero-American Meeting of Museums (“Museums in a Context of Crisis”) in 2009. Coordinating country of the Heritage line of action. Member of two Technical Panels: Ibero-American Observatory of Museums and Sustainability.

Number of museums identified by the country, according to the RMI: 443.

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Colombia

Participant since 2008 and signatory of the Declaration of Salvador. Hosted the 7th Ibero-American Meeting of Museums (“Memories and Social Change”) in 2013. Member of two Technical Panels: Ibero-American Observatory of Museums and Sustainability.

Number of museums identified by the country, according to the RMI: 740.

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Costa Rica

Participant since 2015 and signatory of the Declaration of Salvador. Hosted the 9th Ibero-American Meeting of Museums (“Weaving cooperation between museums”) in 2016. Member of three Technical Panels: Heritage, Ibero-American Observatory of Museums and Sustainability.

Number of museums identified by the country, according to the RMI: 47.

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Cuba

Participant since 2019 and signatory of the Declaration of Salvador. Member of the Technical Panel Training and Capacity Building.

Number of museums identified by the country, according to the RMI: 78.

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Number of museums identified by the country, according to the RMI: 338.

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Ecuador

Participant since 2008 and signatory of the Declaration of Salvador. Member of three Technical Panels: Training and Capacity Building, Ibero-American Observatory of Museums and Sustainability.

Number of museums identified by the country, according to the RMI: 175.

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El Salvador

Participant since 2019 and signatory of the Declaration of Salvador.

Number of museums identified by the country, according to the RMI: 51.

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Number of museums identified by the country, according to the RMI: 51.

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Spain

Participant since 2008 and signatory of the Declaration of Salvador. Hosted the 4th Ibero-American Meeting of Museums (“The institutionalization of public policies of the museums area in Ibero-American countries”) and the 1st Meeting on Cultural Public Policies: Museums in Europe and Ibero-America, both in 2010. Coordinating country of the Ibero-American Observatory of Museums line of action. Member of three Technical Panels: Training and Capacity Building, Heritage and Sustainability.

Number of museums identified by the country, according to the RMI: 1,523.

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Mexico

Participant since 2008 and signatory of the Declaration of Salvador. Hosted the 5th Ibero-American Meeting of Museums (“Preservation of museum heritage, repatriation of assets and international cooperation”) in 2011. Coordinating country of the Training and Capacity Building line of action. Member of three Technical Panels: Heritage, Ibero-American Observatory of Museums and Sustainability.

Number of museums identified by the country, according to the RMI: 1,396.

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Peru

Participant since 2012 and signatory of the Declaration of Salvador. Member of two Technical Panels: Ibero-American Observatory of Museums and Sustainability.

Number of museums identified by the country, according to the RMI: 372.

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Portugal

Participant since 2008 and signatory of the Declaration of Salvador. Hosted the 8th Ibero-American Meeting of Museums (“Paths of the future for Ibero-American museums: trends and challenges in diversity”) in 2014. Member of three Technical Panels: Training and Capacity Building, Ibero-American Observatory of Museums and Sustainability.

Number of museums identified by the country, according to the RMI: 165.

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Dominican Republic

Participant since 2023 and signatory of the Declaration of the City of Salvador. He hosted the XVII Ibero-American Meeting on Valuation and Management of Heritage Cemeteries in 2016. He collaborates in projects such as the Register of Ibero-American Museums (RMI) and the Panorama of Ibero-American Museums.

Number of museums identified by country, according to RMI: 12

Number of museums identified by the country, according to the RMI: 63.

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Uruguay

Participant since 2008 and signatory of the Declaration of Salvador. Hosted the 6th Ibero-American Meeting of Museums (“Museums: conflict territories? Contemporary views 10 years after the Round Table of Santiago de Chile”) in 2012. Member of three Technical Panels: Training and Capacity Building, Ibero-American Observatory of Museums and Sustainability.

Number of museums identified by the country, according to the RMI: 233.

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Other Ibero-American Countries

Signers of the Declaration of Salvador

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