Board Members

Board Members

CIMUSET Board Members

elected at the CIMUSET General Assembly 13. August 2013



Jytte Thorndahl

Danish Museum of Energy, Bjerringbro, Denmark



Vice president

David Demant, Australia



Vice president

SHU Wei, China Science and Technology Museum, Beijing, China




Davor Fulanovic, Technical Museum of Zagreb, Croatia




Kimmo Antila, Finnish Post Museum, Finland




Hartwig Lüdtke, Technoseum, Mannheim, Germany



Irena Marusic, Technical Museum of Slovenia, Lluljana, Slovenia



Juliett Raoul-Duval, Musée des art et Metiers, Paris. France



Natalia Sergievskaya, Polytecnic Museum, Moscow, Russia



Maria Esther Valente, Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil





Resumes of Some Board Members and Regional Representatives



Jytte Thorndahl

President of CIMUSET since 2010.

Acting Museum director

Danish Museum of Energy

Bjerringbrovej 44 8850 Bjerringbro, Denmark

Magister of social anthropology from University of Aarhus

Vice president:

David Demant is Senior Curator Information & Communication at Museum Victoria, the state museum of Victoria in Australia.


David has responsibility for the Information and Communication Collection, which covers technologies that are or have been directly involved in communication and/or the processing of information.

He has published a number of books including The First Computer Mouse, a fantasy tale for children (actually for their parents and grandparents). He has written and contributed to a number of informational books for children. He has participated in a number of amateur and professional theatrical productions, has been an extra on Neighbours, and appears regularly on a radio science programme. He is Museum Victoria’s unofficial poet laureate.

David believes that storytelling is the most effective form of communication in museums and everywhere else.

CIMUSET Board Member:

Prof. Dr. Lüdtke, Hartwig

Subjects: archaeology, history, geography, educational theory

PhD: 1982 PhD in Hamburg on the thesis “Medieval pottery of Schleswig”


1995-2005 - Curator of the Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation which is based in Bonn. The Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation runs four museums for communication located in Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Nürnberg and Hamburg.

2006: Director of the TECHNOSEUM - Landesmuseum für Technik und Arbeit in Mannheim

Others:  Membership various associations in the field of museology; member of the German UNESCO Commission.


CIMUSET Board Member:

Maria Esther Alvarez Valente – Rio de Janeiro/ Brazil

Graduated in History from the Pontificie Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RIO), Masters in Education from the same University (1995) and PhD from the program of Teaching and History of Earth Sciences at the Institute of Geosciences UNICAMP. She is currently senior technologist iii – of the Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences - MAST. Has experience in the area of ​​Education in Museums, especially museums of science and technology. Acts as a researcher on the following topics: education, museums, public access, education and non-formal education in science, science communication, scientific and cultural history museology. Associated with the postgraduate courses: Heritage and Museology Program from the UNIRIO / MAST, in the course of Collections Conservation Science and Technology (PPACT) from MAST, both in master's degree level.  Member of CIMUSET since 1995.


Representative for Africa:

 Ech-cherki DAHMALI
- Curator of Maroc Telecom Museum
- CIMUSET board member: Representative of AFRICA region
- Vice-Président of International Council of African Museums
- General Secretary of Arab-ICOM
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