UST Museum Director Fr. Isidro Abaño, O.P. was elected member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) Philippines Executive Board during the General Assembly held recently at the Ateneo Art Gallery. His term of office will run for three years.
The UST Museum is a longstanding institutional member of ICOM, with Fr. Abaño being one of the founding members of the ICOM University Museums and Collections (UMAC) Sub-Committee, established in Barcelona, Spain in 2001. He has also served as a Board Member of UMAC from 2013 to 2016, and spearheaded the UMAC 2015 International Conference hosted by UST.
The incumbent Chair of ICOM Philippines is cultural anthropologist Dr. Nestor Castro, and the Board Members along with Fr. Abaño are: artist and businessman Mr. Anthony Gedang; Ayala Museum Senior Manager of Exhibitions and Collections Ms. Aprille Tijam; applied anthropologist Mr. Joseph Lalo; Asian Institute of Maritime Studies president Ms. Arlene Abuid-Paderanga; and historian and author Dr. Ambeth Ocampo.