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Bureau Election Results

Congratulations to the newly elected Bureau of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Mural Paintings!

The vote took place online by email from January 16-22, 2023 and 12 votes by Voting Members were cast.

The results are as follows: 

President: Simona Sajeva (Italy, Conservation Engineer)

Vice President: Jose Pestana (Portugal, Mural Painting Conservator)

Secretary: Chiara Pasian (Malta, Mural Painting Conservator and Lecturer)

Treasurer: Jean-Marc Vallet (France, Conservation Scientist)

Emerging Professional: Wendy Rose (USA, Mural Painting Conservator)

Thank you to all who participated in the election process. You will hear from the new ISCMP Bureau in the coming months!

Bureau Elections delayed!

We are currently seeking more National Committee ISCMP Voting Members to effectively run elections with diverse representation. In order to identify further Voting Members, the elections have been postponed. If you are an Expert Member of ISCMP, please reach out to your National Committee to request that a Voting Member be selected. A letter from the National Committee must be sent confirming the Voting Member to muralpainting@icomos.org. Only one designated Voting Member from each National Committee can vote for the Bureau. The current Membership and Voting Members are identified on our Membership page.

Elections for the Bureau will be held virtually from January 16th – January 22nd, 2023.

Call for Members

The ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Mural Painting researches and promotes the understanding, protection, conservation and management of mural paintings and their value and significance. 

Expressions of interest are invited from those with an established interest / experience in the conservation of mural paintings to join the newly re-formed ISCMP—the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Mural Painting.

Reviving the International Scientific Committee on Mural Painting – The Steering Committee

On February 9, 2022, a meeting was held by ICOMOS to revive and reorganize the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Mural Painting (ISCMP). The meeting invitation was sent to all existing Committee members and ICOMOS members who expressed an interest in joining this Committee. During this meeting, the ICOMOS Secretary General Mario Santana and President Mikel Landa requested volunteers, to support Clemencia Vernaza on a Steering Committee that would revise the Committee By-Laws, increase Committee membership, and hold elections for the Committee Bureau. The volunteers for the Steering Committee are:

  • Clemencia Vernaza, Colombia (mural painting conservator)
  • Sreekumar Menon, India (mural painting conservator)
  • Tracy Manning, UK (mural painting conservator)
  • Chiara Pasian, Malta (mural painting conservator)
  • Simona Sajeva, Italy (Conservation engineer)
  • Jean-Marc Vallet, France (conservation scientist)
  • Wendy Rose, USA (mural painting conservator)
  • José Artur Pestana, Portugal (mural painting conservator)

The Steering Committee has met regularly since March 4, 2022 to revise the By-Laws by group consensus and will prepare the new Bureau election. Meetings were recorded with minutes. The Steering Committee will be dissolved when the new Bureau is in place.

Archangel Gabriel (end of XVth century, attributed to G. Baleison, 1463-1500), Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Cœur’s chapel, Lucéram (France) (c)Jean-Marc Vallet