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

  • Corazon S. Alvina, Former Director, National Museum of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
  • 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
  • Lcda Lucía Astudillo Loor, Directora, Museo de los Metales, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Pascal Makambilla, Chief Curator of Museums in the Republic of the Congo, Congo
  • 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
  • Associate Professor Dr. Nevra Ertürk, Head of Department of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural
    Assets, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 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
  • Professor Dr. Tereza C. Moletta Scheiner, Former Vice President of ICOM; and Former Coordinator, Postgraduate Program in Museology and Heritage, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro – UNIRIO, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilCoordinator, Postgraduate Program in Museology and Heritage, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro –UNIRIO, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Adi Meretui Ratunabuabua, Traditional Chief; and Director, Fiji Museum; Suva, Fiji Islands
  • Dr. Samuel Sidibe, Director, National Museum of Mali; President, ICOM Mali, Bamako, Mali
  • Lina Tahan, Leeds Metropolitan University, 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

Chairperson of the Advisory Board - Amareswar Galla

UNESCO Chair on Inclusive Museums and Sustainable Heritage Development, Professor of Inclusive Cultural Leadership and Director, International Centre for Inclusive Cultural Leadership (ICICL), and Dean of Faculty Development and Leadership, Anant National University, Ahmedabad, India; Executive Director, International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Australia/India/USA; UNITWIN-UNESCO Network – Tourism, Culture and Development, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; and Former Vice President, ICOM, Paris, and former President, ICOM of the Asia Pacific, Paris. (

Ex Officio

  • Mr. Alberto Garlandini, ICOM President, Member of the Board of Directors, State Museum of Palazzo Ducale, Mantua and Member of the Scientific Committee, Brescia Musei Foundation, Italy
  • 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
  • Ms. Joana Sousa Monteiro, Chair of ICOM – CAMOC, the International Committee for the Collections and Activities of the Museums of Cities and Director of the Museum of Lisbon

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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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