The objectives sought by this Program are indicated below:
a) Strengthen the public policies in regard to museums in the Ibero-American countries.
b) Establish mechanisms for exchange, information and dissemination among the museums.
c) Promote the training and qualification of professionals in the technical and management areas of museums.
d) Establish mechanisms to extend the educational capacity of museums.
e) Encourage the mobility of collections and exhibits in the Program participating countries.
f) Promote the protection and management of museum collections.
g) Encourage research in the field of museums.
h) Encourage the right to remember of the various ethnic groups and genders, and of social groups and movements, supporting actions for social appropriation of the cultural heritage, and valuation of the various types of museums.
i) Encourage the sustainability of the Ibero-American museum institutions and processes
This program aims to encourage and set up public policies for the area of museums and museology, supporting the relation between the public and private institutions and between the professionals of the Ibero-American museum sector
The IBER programs were created to combine effects and cooperate in achieving a common goal at the regional level (Ibero-American), generally to strengthen sectorial public policies. They are based in the cooperation among countries, and have some shared objectives: encourage the development of inclusive and innovative projects; strengthen cultural and creative industries; promote collaboration between entreprises within the sector and their participation in joint projects, and foster the flow and exchange of cultural goods and services; promote training and capacity building; and set up synergies and facilitate mobility of artists and their works.
In this frame, each program has its own objectives and priorities, enumerated in the section 2 above.
The Secretariat of State of Culture contributes with 60 000$ annually.
The Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) is an international organization created in 1999 for fulfilling the objetives of the Ibero-American Conference.
Amongst its duties, SEGIB is in charge of the "Follow up on inititatives and evaluation of (...) Programs (...) under the Ibero-American Conference".
In SEGIB's Annual Reports are including the figures, the main activities and the achievements of each IBER program.