New Director General for ICOM

On the 12 of December, ICOM Chairs received the following announcement from Hans-Martin Hinz, President of ICOM:

To the Chairpersons of the National Committees, the International Committees, Regional Alliances, Affiliated Organisations and Technical Committees


Dear colleagues,

It is a pleasure for me to announce that ICOM has a new Director General. The Executive Council of ICOM, in its 127th session, unanimously approved the recommendation of the Selection Committee for a new Director General.

The new Director General of ICOM is Dr. Anne-Catherine Robert-Hauglustaine. She will start working for ICOM on 1 May 2014. The interim Director General Mrs. Hanna Pennock will continue until 16 May 2014 in order to assure a smooth transition.

Anne-Catherine Robert-Hauglustaine is the elected Treasurer of ICOM and will step back from this position on 30 April. The Executive Council, in its next meeting on 4-5 April, will decide upon a new Treasurer, according to the Statutes.

I am very happy with this choice of the Selection Committee, given Anne-Catherine’s experience in developing exhibitions in the field of science museums, her having chaired the International Committee on Exhibition Exchange, her management experience and her knowledge of the French law, as well as the fact that she is a university lecturer in museology at the Sorbonne.

Follow this link to the ICOM website for more information.

We look forward to working with Anne-Catherine into the future and wish her the very best settling into the new role.