COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the international museum community and confronted it with critical questions and decisions about the future of our museums. In order to successfully overcome ongoing and future challenges in the post-COVID-19 world, it will be crucial for museums to adapt and proactively demonstrate their value to society. In order to comprehensively address these critical issues, providing useful insights on ways forward to realize the full potential of museums as agents of transformation, UNESCO and ICCROM have joined forces to organize the webinar “Museums after the pandemic”.



  • Mr. Webber Ndoro, Director-General, ICCROM
  • Ms. Valerie Magar, Unit Manager, Programmes, ICCROM


  • Mr. Ernesto Ottone R., Assistant-Director General for Culture, UNESCO
  • Mr. Lazare Eloundou Assomo, Director of Entity Culture and Emergencies, UNESCO


  • Ms. Anne-Marie Afeiche, Director General, General Council, Lebanon. 
  • Mr. Darko Babić, Chair of the Museology Sub-Department, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia. 
  • Ms. Asma Ibrahim, Director of the Museum and Art Gallery Department for the State Bank of Pakistan. 
  • Mr. François Mairesse, Professor, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Cultural Economics and Museology, UNESCO Chair on Museums, France
  • Ms. Rooksana OMAR, Chief Executive Officer: Iziko Museums of South Africa. 
  • Ms. Natalie Urquhart, Director and Chief Curator of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands; President of the Museums Association of the Caribbean.