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June 5, 2023

NetworkMuseum Conversation on Decolonisation

On June 9, after the General Assembly, we invite all ICOM members to stay for a Museum Conversation. In it, experts from the museum field who have also contributed to the next Museum International give a short presentation on Decolonisation.


Dr. Oluwatoyin Sogbesan is an architect, cultural historian, art and heritage specialist, and museologist. She founded Àsà Heritage Africa Foundation, a non-governmental organisation focused on Heritage’s identification, documentation and preservation. She holds a Doctorate in Culture, policy, and management from City University London. She is the president of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Nigeria and a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

Leticia Pérez Castellanos is a research professor working in the postgraduate course in Museum Studies and Practices at the Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración and Museografía of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), Mexico City. During her career, she has been active as a professional, a teacher, and a researcher in studies on museum audiences and on international exhibitions.

About General Assembly 

The General Assembly is the representation of the members and the decision-making body of ICOM.

It sets the Statutes, elects the members of the Executive Council, and adopts ICOM’s Strategic Plan. The General Assembly meets every year at the same time as the Advisory Committee.

We will host the Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA) of ICOM on 9 June 2023 from 12:00 to 13:00 (CEST) and the 38th Ordinary General Assembly (OGA) of ICOM on 9 June 2023 from 13:00 to 14:30 (CEST). The online meetings are accessible via Agora.

The 38th Ordinary General Assembly of ICOM is an important moment for the institutional life of ICOM. In addition to the usual agenda items necessary for the proper functioning of the Organisation and required by law, this year, we will consider and vote on (i) the introduction of a fifth category of countries, and (ii) the adoption of degressive membership fees for institutional members according to country category, to the ICOM fee policy for 2024.

We hope that these measures will lead to increased diversity in our membership, in line with the objectives of the Strategic Plan 2022-2028.