AAM 2019 Recap

ICOM-US held multiple successful events at AAM 2019 in New Orleans last month, including the educating and well-attended ICOM-US Luncheon and Business Meeting with Keynote speaker Lonnie Bunch. In case you missed it, please head over to our Facebook page and watch the live video that was recorded during the event here

We also had the ICOM-US Annual Private Collectors Reception that included a visit to Lin Emery's collection and home and Rodger Ogden's collection and home. As well as an eye opening view of the 
"Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana" exhibit and dinner reception at the Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University.

From engaging sessions to enjoying the southern hospitality, AAM 2019 was a great conference full of influential dialogue for ICOM-US. Photos from the conference can be found on our 
Facebook page too! 

Don't forget to share your thoughts: If you have a minute, let us know how the ICOM-US sessions in New Orleans went for you. We want to hear your feedback! 

ICOM-US Annual Meeting and Activities at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting 

New Orleans, May 19–22, 2019
ICOM-US Events


Tom Loughman, Co-Chair                        Lonnie Bunch, Co-Chair

Annual Luncheon and Business Meeting: Monday, May 20, 12-1:20 pm, Headquarters Hotel Marriott New Orleans

Moderator: Thomas J. Loughman, Director and CEO, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and Co-Chair, ICOM-US Board of Directors

Keynoter: Lonnie G. Bunch III, Founding Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), and Co-Chair, ICOM-US Board of Directors.    

Watch the recorded video of the event on Facebook here

Private Collector’s Reception: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 5:30-9:30pm CT. The evening included a visit to Lin Emery's private collection, Roger Ogden's private collection and a behind the scenes tour of Newcomb pottery followed by a dinner reception at the Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University.

ICOM-US Sessions

For details on each session, click on Full Schedule. 

Monday, May 20, Convention Center:
9-10 am- Rm 244
Managing Emergencies in Cultural Heritage: Sharing Knowledge and Strengthening Networks in the Americas
Moderators: Deborah Ziska, David de la Torre. 
Presenters: Samuel Franco, Beatriz Haspo, Corine Wegener

9-10 am- Rm 252/253
How AAM & ICOM Networks Can Help Museums Address Environmental Issues
Presenters: Diana Pardue, Sara Sutton, Emlyn Koster, Stephanie Shapiro

2-3 pm- Rm 335/336
What Is a Museum in 2019?
Presenters: Kathy Dwyer Southern, Rick West

2-3 pm- Rm 252/253
The (ICEE) Business Case for Exhibition Exchange
Presenters: Isabel Salgado, Lourdes Ramos, Antonio Rodriquez, Hillary Spencer

3-4 pm- International Lounge, room 254
International Committees: How to Grow Your ICOM Network (sponsored by ICOM)
Moderators: John Wetenhall, Lyndel King, Antonio Rodriguez, Alejandra Peña Gutierrez

Tuesday, May 21, Convention Center:
11 am-12 pm- International Lounge, room 254
ICOM Kyoto 2019
Moderator: Melissa Rinne

1-2 pm- International Lounge, room 245
International Hot Topics
Moderators: Kathy Dwyer Southern, Bill Eiland, Mandi Lyon

2:15-3:15 pm- International Lounge, room 254
A Conversation on Cultural Diplomacy When a Nation Must Be “First” 
Moderators: John Wetenhall, Bill Eiland (ICOM-US and AAM joint session), Kennedy Atsutse, Andres Felipe Roldan, Pablo Zuniga

3:30-4:30 pm- Rm 245
Franco’s Body: Whose Heritage is It? 
Presenters: Bill Eiland, Corine Wegener, France Desmarais

3:30-4:30 pm- Rm 352
Fostering Universal Ethics and Compassion: A Summit with the Dalai Lama
Presenters: Elif Gokcigdem, Karleen Gardner, Ruth Shelly, John Wetenhall

Wednesday, May 22, Convention Center:
8:30-9:30 am- International Lounge, room 254
Emerging Professionals: International Opportunities for Going Global (sponsored by ICOM)
Presenters: Bill Eiland, Kate Quinn, Daniel Ronan