2022 ICOM-US Webinars

Museum Definition Webinar (part of ICOM Define Consultation 4)
Thursday, April 7, 2022 
Recording available here. Passcode: museumdef22!

ICOM-US hosted an open forum, with ICOM-US Museum Definition Task Force, over zoom to discuss the feedback received from the US museum community on the 5 draft definition proposals curated by ICOM Define, based on the global consultations.

ICOM-US shared the survey results received and held an interactive discussion to help ICOM-US finalize which proposal to support and submit back to ICOM define for the final step in the methodology. This forum is part of our effort to include as many museum professionals as possible during this two-year process.

Representatives from ICOM define joined us on the webinar to share the next moves as we move towards the global vote for the new definition and announcement in Prague in August 2022. 

Helpful links for reference materials:

The 5 Proposals

Fact Sheet

ICOM-US Participation


Art, Social Justice, and Mass Incarceration Webinar
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Recording available here. Passcode: R16=Wy$A

Panelists discussed the impact of a social justice approach in the making of art and its dissemination through cultural institutions and how, in turn, this approach shapes the institutions to better serve their communities.

Panelists include

  • JR/Marc Azoulay, French artist, photo mural project in Tehachapi prison, California
  • Brent Glass, Director Emeritus, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution and Director of Sing Sing Prison Museum, Ossining, NY
  • Tony Evanko, Director of Fundacion Tres Patios, working with incarcerated individuals in Bellavista and Pedregal prisons in Medellin, Colombia

Moderatored by Dr. Monica Ramirez-Montagut, Director MSU Broad Art Museum. Co-Curator of Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of America


International Museum Day Webinar: 21st Century Monuments Men and Women
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Recording available here. Passcode: IMD2022#1

Panelists include: 

  • Anna Bottinelli, President, Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art
  • Col. Scott DeJesse, Program director for the 38G / 6V Heritage and Preservation branch, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne)
  • Corine Wegener, Director, Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, Smithsonian Institution