The Inclusive Museum Research Network is grateful for the foundational contributions, ongoing support, and continued service of the following world-class scholars and practitioners

The Inclusive Museum Research Network Advisory Board

  • Dr. Laishun An, Vice President of ICOM, Deputy Director of the International Friendship Museum of China; Secretary General of Chinese Society of Museums, Beijing, China
  • Corazon S. Alvina, Former Director, National Museum of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
  • Henry C. (Jatti) Bredekamp, Former Chief Executive Officer, Iziko Museums of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Alissandra Cummins, Director, Barbados Museums and Historical Society, Barbados
  • Dr. Ann Davis, Former Director, The Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Dr. Nevra Ertürk, Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi, Sanat Eserlerinin Konservasyonu ve Restorasyonu Bölümü, Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi, Istanbul
  • Mlle Christine Hemmet, Responsable de l’unité patrimoniale des collections Asie, Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France (Retired)
  • Dr. Hans-Martin Hinz, Immediate Past President of the International Council of Museums, Berlin and Deputy Minister of Culture for Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Dr. Rohit Jigyasu, UNESCO Chair Professor, Research Centre for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Pascal Makambila, Conservateur en chef des musées, Brazzaville, Congo
  • Dr. Tereza C. Moletta Scheiner, Coordinator, Postgraduate Program in Museology and Heritage, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro – UNIRIO, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Adi Meretui Ratunabuabua, Director, Fiji Museum; University of South Pacific; Suva, Fiji Islands
  • Dr. Samuel Sidibe, Director, National Museum of Mali; President, ICOM Mali, Bamako, Mali
  • Dr. Lina G. Tahan, Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK
  • Dr. Shahid Vawda, School of Social Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr. Jørgen Wadum, Keeper of Conservation & Director of CATS, Statens Museum for Kunst/National Gallery of Denmark & Chairman of the Department of Conservation & Restoration at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • W. Richard ‘Rick’ West, Jr., President and CEO, Autry National Center for the American West, Los Angeles; Founding Director and Director Emeritus, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
  • Lcda Lucía Astudillo Loor, Directora, Museo de los Metales, Cuenca, Ecuador

Chairperson of the Advisory Board

  • Professor Amareswar Galla, PhD, Chief Curator, Amarvathi Heritage Town, AP Government Board for Tourism, Culture and Heritage, India; Honorary Professor, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane

Assisting the Chairperson

  • Kelly Jones, Senior Executive Assistant, Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Manchester (2017 Museum Conference)

Ex Officio

  • Ms. Suay Aksoy, ICOM President; and Trustee of the History Foundation of Turkey
  • Dr. Peter Keller, Director General │ Directeur Général, ICOM - International Council of Museums, Paris, France
  • Professor Dr. Regine Schulz, Chairperson, ICOM International Advisory Committee; Director/CEO, Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum and City Museum Hildesheim, Germany
  • Dr. Nick Merriman, Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK ((2017 Conference)
  • Dr. Maria Balshaw, Director of The Whitworth and Manchester City Galleries, Manchester, UK (2017 Conference)

Apply to Join

The Inclusive Museum Research Network recognizes the contribution of many in the evolution of the Research Network. The principal role of the Advisory Board has been, and is, to drive the overall intellectual direction of the Research Network. The Research Network also seeks to work in the service of our Advisory Board. Board members are invited to attend the annual conference and are encouraged to contribute articles, participate in the peer-review process of The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, and submit manuscripts to the Inclusive Museum Book Imprint.

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