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‘Era of renewal and innovation’ as ICOM appoints Medea Ekner as new director general

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has promised “a new era of renewal and innovation” following the appointment of Medea Ekner as its new director general






The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has promised “a new era of renewal and innovation” following the appointment of Medea Ekner as its new director general.

Offering more than 25 years of experience within the art and museum sector in both Sweden and New Zealand, Ekner was named interim Director General of ICOM in June last year, with her position now made permanent.

In her role as Director General of ICOM, Ekner also serves as a board member of Blue Shield, which works to protect the world’s cultural heritage. Additionally, she is on the board of trustees of the European Museum Forum.

“With extensive experience in the museum sector and strong leadership skills, Medea Ekner is well suited to lead ICOM into a new era of renewal and innovation,” said a release from ICOM. “Her diverse background encompasses strategic planning, museum innovation, and fostering international collaboration, making her an ideal choice to lead ICOM into the future.”

As director general, Ekner will work closely with ICOM’s executive board, ICOM committees, and secretariat to develop and present strategic initiatives that advance the organisation’s goals under its 2022-2028 Strategic Plan and beyond.

“I am delighted to lead ICOM into the next phase of its transformation, addressing the needs of the museum network and of a rapidly changing society,” said Ekner.

“Digital transformation is a priority, along with enhancing the organisation’s response to global challenges that impact cultural heritage and the communities affected by it.”

Representing 53,000 professionals in over 129 countries, ICOM is the only global organisation in the museum field. The organisation is committed to the research, conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world’s natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible.


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‘Era of renewal and innovation’ as ICOM appoints Medea Ekner as new director general

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has promised “a new era of renewal and innovation” following the appointment of Medea Ekner as its new director general






The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has promised “a new era of renewal and innovation” following the appointment of Medea Ekner as its new director general.

Offering more than 25 years of experience within the art and museum sector in both Sweden and New Zealand, Ekner was named interim Director General of ICOM in June last year, with her position now made permanent.

In her role as Director General of ICOM, Ekner also serves as a board member of Blue Shield, which works to protect the world’s cultural heritage. Additionally, she is on the board of trustees of the European Museum Forum.

“With extensive experience in the museum sector and strong leadership skills, Medea Ekner is well suited to lead ICOM into a new era of renewal and innovation,” said a release from ICOM. “Her diverse background encompasses strategic planning, museum innovation, and fostering international collaboration, making her an ideal choice to lead ICOM into the future.”

As director general, Ekner will work closely with ICOM’s executive board, ICOM committees, and secretariat to develop and present strategic initiatives that advance the organisation’s goals under its 2022-2028 Strategic Plan and beyond.

“I am delighted to lead ICOM into the next phase of its transformation, addressing the needs of the museum network and of a rapidly changing society,” said Ekner.

“Digital transformation is a priority, along with enhancing the organisation’s response to global challenges that impact cultural heritage and the communities affected by it.”

Representing 53,000 professionals in over 129 countries, ICOM is the only global organisation in the museum field. The organisation is committed to the research, conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world’s natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible.


 



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