Board members


The president’s message

It is with great pleasure that I welcome visitors to ICME’s (The International Commitee for Museums and Collections of Ethnography) new web platform. We will be developing our site and uploading new and archival material regularly so keep watching this space!

ICME holds an annual conference and publishes the concise proceedings, reports and photographs online, as well as longer papers in edited volumes or journals. You are warmly invited to join us at the triennial conference in Kyoto (1-7 September). Our theme will be ‘Diversity and Universality’ (TBC) and we will issue our call for papers in November. Meanwhile. You can also connect with us on Facebook and subscribe to our e-newsletter. We publish the ICME News four times a year. It is the stories of your research, exhibitions, programmes and events on human cultures and societies that not only enliven our conferences and e-newsletters, but can also help us to protect international human rights and social justice, so please share your work with us. Dr. Viv Golding

Elections of ICME-board members 2019-2022: Meet the Candidates

ICME Board elections will take place during the ICME annual meeting in Kyoto on Monday, 2 September 2019, from 16.30-18.00. All current ICME Voting Members are eligible to vote, and we encourage you to do so.

If you are an ICME Voting Member attending the annual conference in Kyoto you can vote there, but if you will not be in Kyoto, you can vote by proxy, according to the ICME Rules, Section 9, 36.

Meet the ICME 2019-2022 chair and board candidates and read the instructions on how to vote by proxy:

2016-2019 Officers

Board members short bios

Tartu, Estonia, October 2018
Dr. Viv Golding (UK)

Honorary Associate Professor, School of Museum Studies University of Leicester, Leicester, UK. E:;

Board Key Tasks:
Sylvia Wackernagel (Germany) – Secretary; Communications: Social Media

Museum Learning Officer, Silesian Museum of Görlitz, Germany. E:

Dr. Ulf Dahre (Sweeden)Treasurer

Associate Professor of Social Anthropology, Lund University Lund, Sweden. E:

Mario Buletić (Croatia)Webmaster

Senior curator, Ethnographic Museum of Istria, Croatia. PhD candidate at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. E:

Dr. Jennifer Anne Walklate (UK) – Newsletter Editor   

Editor, Museums and Society; School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester. E:

Dr. Laurie Beth Kalb Cosmo (Italy) – Special projects: Ecomuseums, Fellowships

Art History Faculty, Temple University Rome; Research Associate, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. E:

Agnes Aljas (Estonia)Annual Conference 2018; Communications: Social Media

Research Secretary, Estonian National Museum PhD Student and Assistant in Memory Institutions, University of Tartu. E:

Board Committees:
Washington DC, USA, October 2017
Martin Earring (USA) – Annual Conference 2017

Special Assistant, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution. Tribe: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. E:

Ralf Čeplak Mencin, MSc (Slovenia) – Finances: Fellowships

Curator, museum counselor, Slovene Ethnographic Museum, Slovenia. E:

Esther Chipashu (Zimbabwe) – Communication: Newsletter

Curator of Ethnography, National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe. E:

Sarah Gamaire (France/New Zeland) – Communication: Translation, Special Projects      

PhD candidate, Auckland University, New Zealand and France. E:

Tone Cecilie Simensen Karlgård (Norway) – Communication: Newsletter; Finances: fellowships

Museums lecturer/diversity curator, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway. E:

Ms Keiko Kuroiwa (Japan) –  Annual Conference 2019; Special Projects

Director at Learning Innovation Network; Part-time lecturer at Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan. E:

Dr. Graeme Were (Australia) – Communication: Newsletter

School of Social Science, University of Queensland, Australia. E:

Brittany Lauren Wheeler (USA) – Annual Conference: translation         

PhD candidate, Clark University, Boston, MA. E:

Kiwon Yi (Korea) – Nominations

Vice Head, National Folk Museum of Korea. E:

Milan, Italy – July 2016