The advantages enjoyed by members include:
- Free or reduced entry to many museums around the world.
- Free subscriptions to ICOM News quarterly newsletter and the Journal of Studies publication.
- Reducing the price of some publications produced by ICOM and other organizations (UNECO, Interpol, American Association of Museums, Routledge UK, etc.)
- Participation in the annual meetings of International Committees and the kickoff of ICOM held every three years.
- Participation in international exchange programs.