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Newcomers session

Monday, September, 8

First-time conference delegates and new ICOM members are invited to join for an introductory session around a cup of tea. The event is an opportunity for newcomers to learn more about ICOM and the tri-national conference and to enlarge their professional networks. English only.


ICOM Germany board member

Studied archaeology, cultural anthropology and arts management. As an independent museum professional and consultant she works on projects including exhibitions, international museum networks and museum tourism marketing. Katrin Hieke is lecturer at international conferences and seminars and mentor for young professionals in the cultural sector.


Executive Council of ICOM member,

Senior Advisor in Communication and Museums at the Federal Science Policy Office


Born in Mechelen (Belgium) in 1965.

PhD in History of Literature, specialisation in Semiotics.

Formerly in charge of the outreach activities of the Royal Library of Belgium and Communication Manager of the Museum of Natural Sciences (Brussels).

Formerly Chairman of ICOM Belgium and ICOM Belgium/Flanders.
Currently Chair of the Judging Panel of the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) and

In all his professional activities, Wim De Vos has paid a particular attention to bridge the gap between heritage and the (general) public, by undertaking initiatives and initiating cooperations that aim at a large public understanding and participation in heritage-based activities. He is involved in promoting initiatives that stress the role of heritage in the sustainable development of societies.