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Suay Askoy

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Turkey, President of ICOM

Ms. Suay Aksoy is the President of ICOM. She served as Chair of the Advisory Council (2013-2016) and as Chair of CAMOC, ICOM’s International Committee for City Museums (2010-2014). She has also been the founding Chair of the Association of Museum Professionals of Turkey (2011-2013).

She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Museum Management and Cultural Heritage at the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts and the Bogaziçi University, respectively, in Istanbul.

Ms. Aksoy worked as Director of Cultural Heritage and Museums at the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency. In that period she led various major projects like the Model Proposition for the Rehabilitation of Museums in Turkey and the Strategic Vision Report for the Imperial Courtyard of the Topkapi Palace.

She is a trustee of the History Foundation of Turkey where she formerly headed the museum projects (2001-2008) and also served as a Board member and Vice-President for consecutive terms.

Ms. Aksoy has a BA in Economics, an MA in Political Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies.

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