Members

President :

  • Corine Wegener, USA

Members :

Maria Izabel BRANCO RIBEIRO, Brazil

Kérya CHAU SUN, Cambodia

Vinod DANIEL, Australia (Member of ICOM Executive Board) 

Abdelrazek, ELNAGGAR, Egypt

Samuel FRANCO ARCE, Guatemala

Markus HILGERT, Germany

Søren LA COUR JENSEN, Denmark

Tamman KHASAWNEH, Jordan

Jong-Sok KIM, South Korea

Yuji KURIHARA, Japan

Tiziana MAFFEI, Italy

Layla MAHMOOD SALIH, Iraq

Diana PARDUE, United States of America (Member of ICOM Executive Board) 

Hanna PENNOCK, Netherlands

Lisa PILOSI, United States of America

Ihor POSHYVAILO, Ukraine

Ex-officio: 

Suay AKSOY, Turkey (President of ICOM)

ICOM Secretariat:

France DESMARAIS (Director of Programmes and Partnerships)

DRMC - Disaster Risk Management Committee

Topic : Disaster Relief for Museums

The Disaster Risk Management Committee (01/01/2017-31/12/2019) is a Standing Committee of ICOM dedicated to emergency response for museums. DRMC gathers museum-related professionals from different parts of the world that monitor cultural heritage emergencies and stand ready to provide advice and assistance to international colleagues and their institutions upon request.

Dedicated to initial response after major natural and human-made disasters as well as during and after military conflicts, ICOM-DRMC:

  • aims at quickly assessing the situation for museums and heritage sites confronted with disasters, in order to immediately evaluate their most pressing needs;
  • aspires to mainly act in events where the situation surpasses national capabilities for response;
  • monitors disasters, develops response mechanisms for heritage at risk, and proposes solutions for museums in emergency situations;
  • supports long term capacity building of expert knowledge and regional networks;
  • promotes public awareness for heritage in danger;
  • liaises with the international heritage community by exchanging and sharing information related to emergency situations that put cultural heritage at risk.