Azerbaijani National Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) was established by the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan in 1993. From its first days, Azerbaijani museums created close relationships with the world’s museums in order to popularize Azerbaijani cultural heritage.
Representatives from such national museum institutions as Azerbaijani State Museum of Arts (named after R.Mustafayev), Azerbaijani Carpet and Applied Art State Museum (named after L.Kerimov), S.Vurgun House-Museum, “the Shirvanshah Palace Complex” State Historical-Architectural Preserve Museum, Musical Culture State Museum, and Art Gallery participated in conferences, workshops, trainings etc. in various cities of the world, namely Paris, Stavanger, Melbourne, Barcelona, Seoul, Washington, Shanghais, Vienna, Nairobi, Abidjan, Edinburgh, Naphplion, Barbados, Moscow, and St.-Petersburg.
Simultaneously, during the past years UNESCO and ICOM organized seveninternational conferences, round tables, workshops in Azerbaijan.