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Monday, May 10, 2021 from 12:00pm-1:00pm ET
Join ICOM‐US and your fellow international colleagues for a virtual lunch to learn about recent ICOM updates from the ICOM-US Co-chairs. Followed by a wonderful presentation from our keynote speaker, Kaywin Feldman, Director of the National Gallery of Art.

You Say You Want a Revolution: Museums in a Post-Pandemic World

As we transition to the “new normal” of life after a global pandemic, what are the opportunities and challenges ahead for museums? What should we be taking with us through the pandemic portal, and what should we leave behind? How might we be deliberate in charting the future path for our museums following a period of radical disruption?
Kaywin Feldman
Director, National Gallery of Art
Kaywin Feldman (b. 1966, Boston, MA, USA) has an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, an MA in Museum Studies from the Institute of Archaeology at the University of London, and a BA, Summa cum laude, in Classical Archaeology from the University of Michigan. In March 2019, she became Director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. She is the fifth director in the Gallery’s history, and the first woman to hold this important national position.

Prior to joining the Gallery, Kaywin led the Minneapolis Institute of Art as its Nivin and Duncan MacMillan Director and President. During that time, she doubled attendance, expanded the collection, launched and completed visionary strategic plans, and transformed the museum’s relationship to the Twin City community and to the nation through  groundbreaking initiatives such as the Center for Empathy & the Visual Arts.

She is a trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the White House Historical Association, and the Chipstone Foundation, and a member of the State Hermitage Museum International Advisory Board. She is a past president of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and past chair of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). She has lectured widely and published numerous articles on many aspects of museums in the 21st century.
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International Museum Day #IMD2021

The International Museum Day 2021 interactive map is online!

Have you already planned a special event or programme for International Museum Day, like many other cultural institutions around the globe? Add yours to ICOM’s new interactive map for the whole world to see. , scheduled for May 18th annually. #IMD2021 ICOM's International Museum Day

New! This year, a tag allows you to select on-line / on-site events.
Register your activities for #IMD2021 here!

We will promote your IMD2021 event(s) on ICOM-US's Facebook, Twitter & Instagram feeds. Send a brief description of your event, a jpeg with photo credit and caption, and a contact name and email to: 

More IMD2021 links: IMD2021 Website
Coming Soon: Special access granted to view the complete ICOM-US "What is a Museum? An Exploration in Six Parts" webinar series recordings in celebration of International Museum Day!

Free access to the recordings, for one week only: May 17-23, 2021. Don't miss your chance!

Please note: All ICOM members will have lifetime access to the recordings following the international museum day special. Non-members will be able to purchase the series or receive free access with an ICOM-US membership application.
ICOM-US Upcoming Webinars


Thursday, May 13, 2021 
12pm EST (90 minute program)
Speakers to include: Lonnie Bunch, ICOM-US Co-Chair and the ICOM-US Museum Definition Task Force.

Museums are often perceived as solid institutions with a slow adjustment to change. What is the future of museums in a fast-changing world of economic uncertainty, social disruption, health challenges and climate change? What is the essence that should define us now? What lessons have we learned from the needs of the communities we claim to serve and how can we better adapt to shift our priorities in a faster and efficient way?

Pilot Webinar Series Organized by the ICOM-US Program Committee and ICOM-US Museum Definition Task Force members.

Register per webinar to attend: limited seats available

ICOM Members: Free to attend
Non-Members: $20 registration fee

Not a member? If you apply to become an ICOM-US member prior to the live webinar, we will honor your application for membership and adjust your registration fee to give you access as a member to the webinars at zero cost.
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Save the date: ICOM-US Sessions at AAM 2021
ICOM-US Sessions Held at AAM Virtual Conference June 7-9, 2021,
More information coming soon!

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 2:00-3:00pm CT/3:00-4:00pm ET: The Great Debate—What Is a Museum? A Worldwide Debate of a New Definition.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 10:30-11:30am CT/11:30am-12:30pm ET: Impact: International Hot Topics in Museums.

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