Carol Scott, former Chair of ICOM UK, is running for election to the ICOM Executive Board for a second term. The election takes place at the ICOM Triennial Conference in Kyoto from the 1st-7th September.
In addition to leading a National Committee, Carol has also served on the Executive Committee of an International Committee (ICOM MPR) and was an Executive Board representative on the Strategic Planning Committee (2018-9). In her statement for re-election, Carol states:
If elected to the Executive Board, I believe that there some important issues that we need to address in the next three years.
From the 2018 Strategic Planning survey, we learned that National and International Committees want ICOM to take the lead in developing a clear position on the role, purpose and value of museums in the 21st century. This position is a crucial platform from which we can engage governments in addressing the urgent need for sustainable future funding and placing museums at the forefront of cultural policy.
In the next three years, we also have exciting opportunities to build ICOM’s capacity by (a) facilitating greater interaction between the national and international committees (b) inspiring young professionals to join ICOM (c) supporting diversity through the establishment of more National Committees in Category 3 and 4 countries and, (d) making sure that the unique ICOM brand is promoted and clearly differentiated from other museum associations.
More than any other museum association, ICOM not only offers individual benefits to members: its international remit connects members to the global role of museums in respecting diversity, fostering civil societies and actively preserving our collective cultural heritage for present and future generations.