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

The Inclusive Museum Research Network Advisory Board

  • Professor Dr. Laishun An, Vice President of ICOM, Deputy Director of the International Friendship Museum of China; and Secretary General of Chinese Society of Museums, Beijing, China
  • Professor Corazon S. Alvina, Former Director, National Museum of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
  • Professor Henry C. (Jatti) Bredekamp, Former Chief Executive Officer, Iziko Museums of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Alissandra Cummins, Past President of ICOM; Director, Barbados Museums and Historical Society, Barbados; Former Chairperson, Executive Board, UNESCO, Paris, France
  • Dr. Ann Davis, Former Director, The Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and Former President, ICOM international Committee for Museology, Paris, France
  • 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)
  • Professor Dr Rohit Jigyasu, UNESCO Chair Professor, Research Centre for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto
  • Lcda Lucía Astudillo Loor, Directora, Museo de los Metales, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Dr. Samuel Sidibe, Director, National Museum of Mali, Bamako, Mali; and President ICOM Mali
  • Professor Pascal Makambila, Conservateur en chef des musées, Brazzaville, Congo
  • Adi Meretui Ratunabuabua, Director, Fiji Museum; Former Pacific Heritage Hub Manager, University of South Pacific; and Former Principal Cultural Development Officer, Department of Culture and Heritage, Ministry of Fijian Affairs, Culture and Heritage, Suva, Fiji Islands
  • Professor 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, Former Vice President, ICOM Executive Council
  • 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
  • Professor 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
  • W. Richard ‘Rick’ West, Jr., President and CEO, Autry National Center for the American West, Los Angeles, California & Founding Director and Director Emeritus, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
  • Professor Dr. Hans-Martin Hinz, Immediate Past President of the International Council of Museums, former Deputy Director, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin and Deputy Minister of Culture for Berlin, 2000-2001

Chairperson of the Advisory Board

  • Professor Dr. Amareswar Galla, Executive Director, International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Denmark & India; Former Vice President, ICOM, Paris

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
  • Professor Dr. Anne-Catherine Robert-Hauglustaine, Director General, 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 principal role of the Advisory Board is to drive the overall intellectual direction of the Inclusive Museum Research Network and to consult on our foundational themes as they evolve along with the currents of the field. Board members are invited to attend the annual conference and provide important insights on conference development, including suggestions for speakers, venues, and special themes. We also encourage board members to submit articles for publication consideration to The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum as well as proposals or completed manuscripts to the Inclusive Museum Book Imprint.

Interested in joining the advisory board? Learn how to apply.