Advisory Board & Supporters

Advisory Board | Chairperson of the Advisory Board | Ex Officio | Supporters

International Advisory Board

  • Professor Corazon S. Alvina, Director, National Museum of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines; Chairperson, Asia Europe Museums Network.
  • Professor Dr. Laishun An, Director, Department of Planning and Development, China Agriculture Exhibition Centre (China National Agricultural Museum), Beijing, China
  • Professor HC Jatti Bredekamp, Chief Executive Officer, Iziko Museums, (National Museums of South Africa), Cape Town, South Africa
  • Professor Dr. Bill Cope, University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, USA.
  • Dr Christine Hemmet, Responsible de l'Asie, Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France
  • Lucía Astudillo Loor, Directora, Museo de los Metales, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Professor Dr. Pascal Makambila, Conservateur en chef des musées, Brazzaville, Congo
  • Mary L. Nucci, The Food Policy Institute, New Jersey, USA
  • Madame. Adi Mere Ratunabuabua, Principal Cultural Development Officer, Ministry of Fijian Affairs, Culture, Heritage and Regional Development, Suva, Fiji
  • Professor Dr. Tereza C. Moletta Scheiner, School of Museology, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Amy Sodaro, New School for Social Research, New York, New York, USA
  • Dr. Lina G. Tahan, Senior Research Fellow, Tourism studies, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK; Centre d'Histoire sociale de l'Islam méditerranéen (CHSIM), Ecole des Hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris. France
  • Professor W. Richard West, Jr. , Vice President, ICOM; Former Director, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, USA; Honorary Professor in Museum Studies, The University of Queensland.

  • Chairperson of the Advisory Board

  • Professor Dr. Amareswar Galla, Director, Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human Development; Professor of Museum Studies, The University of Queensland; Chairperson, ICOM Cross Cultural Task Force, Paris.

  •     Assisting the Chairperson:

  •      Ms. Zenovia Pappas, Research Officer, Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in
        Human Development; ICOM Cross Cultural Task Force; Museum Studies, EMSAH,The
        University of Queensland, Brisbane
  •      Ms. Jennifer Thévenot, Senior Programs Officer, ICOM, Paris.

  • Ex Officio

  • Madame Alissandra Cummins, President of ICOM; Director, Barbados Museums and Historical Society , Barbados
  • Drs. Knut Wik, Chairperson, ICOM Advisory Committee; Adviser/museum coordinator, Department of regional development, County Authority of Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
  • Drs. Udo Goesswald, Chairperson, ICOM Europe; Director, Museum Neukölln, Berlin
  • Dr.Steven Engelsman, Director General, Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde (National Museum of Ethnology), Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Drs. Albert Scheffers, President, ICOM Netherlands


  • Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum (National Museum of Natural History), Leiden, the Netherlands,