International museums peak body ICOM’s Kyoto meet elects AusHeritage Chair to its Board
Renowned museum expert Vinod Daniel has been re-elected to the Board of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). This will be the second term on ICOM’s Board for Mr Daniel. ICOM, based in Paris, represents over 45,000 museum professionals and 20,000 museums from over 140 countries.
Mr Daniel is the only board member of the international Museum peak body from South Asia and the Australia-Pacific region. He was elected to the Board at ICOM’s just concluded 25th General Conference meeting in Kyoto, Japan, September 1-7. The appointment will be for a period of three years.
Vinod Daniel, Chair, AusHeritage, is an internationally recognised museum specialist. He has worked for over 20 years with the Australian Museum (Sydney) and the J Paul Getty Trust (Los Angeles)) in collection-related roles. He has worked on museum planning, conservation, management, acquisition, repatriation, capacity-building and risk assessment initiatives in over 50 countries, including in India, as well as with several professional networks. He has published over 80 papers and has been extensively interviewed by the Media.