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October 2, 2020

ICOM Webinar | New challenges for collections and storage areas

From the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic the importance of protecting storage areas and collections has become more and more evident.

ICOM, as an organisation always involved in the challenges that contemporary museums have to face, chose this topic as the centre of the discussion for the new webinar that will take place on the 7th of October, 15:00 Paris time (GMT+1).

This webinar will gather museum professionals from different countries to review:

  • best practices in collection preservation;
  • access to collections in storage;
  • risk management for collections.

The webinar will be will be streamed, with simultaneous translation in French, English and Spanish.

YUCA.TV Streaming

The organisation of this project has been possible thanks to the support of the French Ministry of Culture.


Daouda Keita

Director General of the National Museum of Mali and lecturer at the University of Social Sciences and Management in Bamako. One of the initiators of the “cultural banks” project in Mali, he is involved in the fight against the looting of archaeological sites and the illicit sale of cultural goods through information, awareness raising and training of local communities.

Silvana di Lorenzo

Curator at the Juan B. Ambrosetti Ethnographic Museum, FFyL, UBA  and professor of Anthropological Sciences, University of Buenos Aires. She has a Master in Conservation – Restoration of Artistic and Bibliographic Assets, from the Universidad Nacional de San Martín.. She is Lecturer of the workshop Collection Management: Conservation and Documentation of Heritage Objects in the career of Specialization in Museums, Cultural Transmission and Management of Anthropological and Historical Collections, Ethnographic Museum, UBA.

Aristotelis Georgios Sakellariou

He is currently the Head of Conservation based at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar Museums. His publication activities include cleaning of galleries, technology and use of display cases, pest management, conservation freezers, care of collections with the potential use of videogames as an educational tool and being a co-author-editor for the first book on science of Preventive Conservation in Greek. Previously he was the Head of Conservation and Scientific Research at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. He has also been a consultant for a series of projects in the East Mediterranean and the UK, and for the University of Athens, the Hellenic Museum of Folklore Art. He graduated from Northumbria University completing the MA Museum Management (2012) and MA Preventive Conservation (2007)

Anna Bülow

Head of Collection Management at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. She has specialised in preventive conservation and collection management.  She graduated with an MAC from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada in 1998 and completed her PhD from De Montfort University in Leicester, UK in 2002. She has been Head of Preservation at The National Archives UK until 2012, and Head of Conservation at the British Museum until 2019.


Vinod Daniel

Chairman of the Board for AusHeritage (Australia’s Heritage Industry Network) and Board Member of ICOM.