In only three days, EXARC got a crash course “international museum world” with ICOM in Paris. The annual conference attracted about 250 people from all over the world. ICOM itself is growing fast and has over 41,000 members by now. Our main interest was in following the discussion on the international committees, which are organised around themes, like education, collections or glass. Maybe this will become more flexible, as most members are interested in several subjects. The workshop on capacity building was extremely useful, not only to learn more about the subject, but also to see what professionals from other parts of the world prioritise.