UMAC Award Committee


Chair: Akiko Fukuno, Hachiro Yuasa Memorial Museum, International Christian University, Tokyo.


The UMAC Award Committee is one of UMAC’s Board Committees. Its duration coincides with the Board’s mandate and its goals are:

  • Propose the members of the Evaluation Panel to the UMAC Board
  • Prepare the Call for Nominations
  • Reply to queries
  • Validate nominations in terms of eligibility
  • Coordinate the Evaluation Panel meetings in a non-voting capacity (Chair)
  • Prepare the Award Ceremony at the UMAC AGM
  • Prepare materials to broadly publicise the UMAC Award
  • Propose changes in the nomination form, criteria and Rules to the UMAC Board


Members 2023-2025:

UMAC Award Committee:

Akiko Fukuno (Japan); Hugues Dreyssé (France); and Marta Lourenço (Portugal)

UMAC Award Judges:

Terry Simioti Nyambe (ICOM Vice-President); An Laishun (ICOM-ASPAC Chair); Hiroshi Kitazato (Senior Research Fellow, Danish Center for Hadal Research, University of Southern Denmark); Dominick Verschelde (UMAC Treasurer); Sian Tiley-Nel (UMAC Board Member)