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September 16, 2022

ICME 2022-2025 Board Elections / Meet the candidates

Thank you to so many members to present their candidacy to ICOM Board!

More information on candidates here: ICME BOARD 2022-25 nominees

Guidelines for elections

More information on the voting procedure 


ICME Chair candidate 2022 – 2025


Ralf Čeplak Mencin, M.A., 2nd term, ICME chair

Curator of Asian, Oceanian and Australian collections, Slovene Ethnographic Museum, Ljubljana, Slovenia.


ICME Board candidates 2022 – 2025


Dr Abdelrahman El Sayed, 2nd term, ICME News Editor


Ali Mahfouz, M.A., PhD student

Director of Mansoura Storage Museum – Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Egypt.


Anamaría Rojas Múnera, M.A,

Principal investigator and director, research project “Museology in Aysén: history of museums and narratives in an isolated territory”, Coyhaique, Aysén Region-Patagonia, Chile.


André Delpuech

Former director of the Musée de l’Homme in Paris from 2017 to 2022, and former head of the Americas Department at the Musée du Quai Branly from 2005 to 2017, now; General Curator of Heritage, a researcher at the Alexandre Koyré Center, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.


Dr Anna Catalani

Associate Professor of Heritage and Museum Studies. University of Lincoln (May 2013 – current).


Camille Faucourt, M.A.

Heritage curator, Head of Mobilities and Interculturality collections at Mucem (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations), Marseille, France.


Dr Claudia Buchwald

Freelancing researcher; Provenance research.


Heidi McKinnon

Executive Director, Curators Without Borders (United States).


Maria Chiara Scuderi, M.A., PhD student

September 2020 – Ongoing: University of Leicester (School of History Politics and International Relations) and Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, PhD funded by Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC).


Mario Buletić, M.A.

Senior curator, Ethnographic Museum of Istria, Pazin, Croatia.


Dr Patrizia Schettino

Researcher in digital heritage. Since March 2022, working for CNR, on the Codex4D project regarding digital media and ancient manuscripts.


Dr Peter Ride, 2nd term

Head of the School of Fine Arts at Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada. He is also a curator and works internationally with museums and arts organisations. Before moving to Canada in 2022, Peter was Principal Research Fellow and Course Leader for the Masters in Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture at the University of Westminster, London, UK.


Rahma Qassim J. Al-Farsi

Director General of Museums since August 2017- December 2020: Administration of the Museums under the supervision of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture Museums, Head of archaeological studies and Expeditions Section 1987 – 2009, Sultanate of Oman.


Dr Serena Iervolino

Sept 2017 – present Lecturer in Arts and Cultural Management, Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries, King’s College London.