Rev. fr. Isidro C. Abaño, O.P., SThL-MA, Director of the UST Museum, was elected as a member of the Executive Board of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) Philippines. fr. Abaño will serve in such capacity for three years.
The UST Museum, in an announcement released today, said that UST has long been active in ICOM as an institutional member, and fr. Abaño himself is one of the founding members of the ICOM University Museums and Collections Subcommittee, which began in 2001. Being no stranger to professional associations of museum officials, fr. Abaño served as board member of the University Museums and Collections (UMAC) from 2013 to 2016. In 2015, he spearheaded the UMAC International Conference that was held in UST.
Fr. Abaño concurrently serves as the Regent of the Faculty of Civil Law. With this election as board member, he joins cultural anthropologist Dr. Nestor Castro (as Chair of ICOM Philippines) and artist Mr. Anthony Gedang, Ayala Museum Senior Manager of Exhibitions and Collections Ms. Aprille Tijam, applied anthropologist Joseph Lalo, Asian Institute of Maritime Studies president Arlene Abuid-Paderanga, and historian Ambeth Ocampo.