Who We Are

ICOM Board at Autry Museum

 

ICOM-US is the ICOM National Committee for the United States. National Committees are the mechanism by which museums and museum professionals join ICOM.

For US museums and museum professionals, joining ICOM-US is your gateway to accessing ICOM's specialized committees, resources, and other member benefits. 

 

 

 

ICOM-US serves US museums and museum professionals in promoting their engagement in ICOM and in the global cultural community. It functions as:
• A trusted source of information, knowledge, and resources
• An active broker of exchange and collaboration among museum colleagues worldwide
• An articulate advocate and representative of the international interests of US museums


ICOM-US is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the committee membership.

ICOM-US Board, 2016-2017

Co-Chairs 2017-2020 

Lonnie G. Bunch, III

Founding Director
National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012, MRC 509
Washington, DC 20013-7012
tel: 202.633.4751
fax: 202.633.4816
bunchl@si.edu

Thomas J. Loughman, Ph.D.

Director and CEO
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
tel: 860-614-0952
Tom.loughman@wadsworthatheneum.org
Jennifer.bordiere@wadsworthatheneum.org

Immediate Past Co-Chairs

Elizabeth Duggal

Deputy Director
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution
Independence Ave at Seventh Street SW
MRC 350, PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
tel: 202.633.2780
fax: 202.633.8796
duggale@si.edu

Kathy Dwyer Southern

Professor- Museum Studies Program George Washington University
6800 Fleetwood Rd.
McLean, Virginia 22101
tel: 703.402.1800
Kathy.dwyer.southern@gmail.com

Treasurer

Jose A. Ortiz 

Chief Operating Officer
MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
tel: 718-786-7040
Jose_ortiz@moma.org

Secretary (ex-officio)

Molly Shevlin

Administrative Assistant/ Membership Coordinator
ICOM-US
1000 Potomac Street NW
Suite 108
Washington, DC 20007
tel:  202.452.1200
icomus@icom.museum
mshevlin@hauck.com

Class of 2020 (3-year full term appointment)

Ruth Berson

Deputy Museum Director, Curatorial Affairs

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: 415-948-1328
fax: 415-947-1261
rberson@sfmoma.org

Martin Earring

Special Assistant

National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
4th St. and Independence Ave., SW,
PO Box 37012, MRC 590, ATTN: Executive Office
Washington, DC, 20013-7012
tel: 202.633.6904
earringm@si.edu

Cameron Kitchin

Louis and Louise Dieterle Nippert Director

Cincinnati Art Museum
Eden Park
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202
www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org
tel: 513-639-2901
cameron.kitchin@cincyart.org

Juanita Moore

President/CEO

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
jmoore@chwmuseum.org

Kate Quinn

Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum)
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
tel: 215.898.4019
quik@upenn.edu

Deborah Ziska

Principal/Owner

Ziska: Communications & Collaborations, LLC
Adjunct Professor
Johns Hopkins University, Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program
455 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
tel: 202.359.4515
deborah@ziskacomm.com

Class of 2019 (3 year full term) 

Amy Bornkamp

Senior Manager of Exhibition Planning & Partnership
The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

Jay Finney

Chief Marketing Officer
The Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square (161 Essex St)
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
Phone: (978) 745-9500

Leah M. Melber, Ph.D. 

Director of Audience Engagement
Washington State Historical Society
1911 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

Corine Wegener

Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer
Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture
Smithsonian Institution
S. Dillon Ripley Center, Rm 3148
1100 Jefferson Drive, S.W.
MRC 714 PO Box 37012

Dr. John Wetenhall

Director
The George Washington University Museum & The Textile Museum
2320 S Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
tel:  202.667.0441 ext. 24      
fax 202.483.0994

Class of 2018 (3-year full term appointment) 

William U. Eiland

Director
Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA  30602-6719
tel:  706.542.0441
fax:  706.542.1051

David J. de la Torre

Museum Consultant
333 Presidio Avenue, #5
San Francisco, CA 94115
tel:   415.202.9700

Jennifer Francis

Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
tel: 215.684.7861

Thomas J. Loughman, Ph.D.

Director and CEO
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT  06103
tel: 860-614-0952

W. Richard West, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer
Autry National Center of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.667.2000 ext. 302

Jay Jie Xu

Executive Director and CEO
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and Chong-moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: 415-581-3750
fax: 415-861-2382

Class of 2017 (3-year full term appointment)

Stuart A. Ashman

Executive Director
Center for Contemporary Arts
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Ruth Berson

Deputy Museum Director, Curatorial Affairs
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel:  415-948-1328
fax: 415-947-1261

Lonnie G. Bunch, III

Founding Director
National Museum of African American History and Culture
PO Box 37012, MRC 509
Washington, DC  20013-7012
tel:  202.633.4751
fax:  202.633.4816

Juanita Moore

President/CEO
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Deborah Ziska

Principal/Owner
Ziska: Communications & Collaborations, LLC
Adjunct Professor
Johns Hopkins University, Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program
455 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
tel: 202.359.4515

Members Ex-Officio (according to ICOM-US bylaws)

Dr. Eric Dorfman (chair, NATHIST)

Director, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States of America
tel: +1 (0)412 622 3280

Meghan Curran (chair, MPR)

SVP Marketing, Guest Experiences and Sales, Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
tel: 312-692-3195
Mcurran@sheddaquarium.org

Jean Druesedow (chair, COSTUME)

Director, Kent State University Museum
PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
tel: 330-672-3450
jdruesed@kent.edu

Antonio Rodriguez (chair, ICEE)

Museum Consultant
9401 Falls Bridge Lane
Potomac, MD 20854
tel: 240-401-5075
antoniorodriguezusa@gmail.com

Technical Advisors to the Board (appointed by the co-chairs)

Douglass W. McDonald

Retired, Former President and Chief Executive Officer
Cincinnati Museum Center and The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45203-1130
tel: 513.287.7007
fax: 513.287.7011

Sally Yerkovich, (ETHICS)

Director, Institute of Museum Ethics
Seton Hall University
250 South End Avenue, Apt. 9D
New York, NY 10280
tel: 917-543-1750