Talk on Museums

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 25 2021
News Talk on Museums

The French Embassy in Sri Lanka is organising a webinar on ‘Rethinking Museums,’ which will be held over five days from 1, 2 and 3 December and 7 and 8 December, 2021.

The topics covered are ‘Creating a museum,’ ‘Shifting the museum narrative,’ ‘Building an inclusive museum,’ ‘Rethinking sustainable museums’ and ‘Contested histories in archaeological museums,’ respectively.

The topics to be discussed are based on a range of questions encountered by museums in France and Sri Lanka, the Embassy said.

The speakers at this webinar are Herve Barabaret, Director General (DG) Agence France-Museums, Paris, Christoph Feyen, Director of the Strengthening of the Reconciliation Process in Sri Lanka (SRP SL Project) of GIZ, SL, Aurelie Samuel, Heritage Curator and Director of Collections, Musee Yves Saint Laurent Paris, Francoise Verges, Political Scientist,  Pap Ndiaye, DG, Palaisdela Porte Doree, Paris, Domini Que de Fotn-Reaulx, Chief Curator, Director of Mediation and Cultural Programmes, Musee du Louvre, Anais Rosesch, Project Manager, The Shift Project, Kinga Grege, Curator and project Manager Museum National d’ Histoire naturelle, Sophie Delepierre, Head of Heritage Protection and Capacity Building Department,  International Council of Museums (ICoM), Paris, Catherine Barra, Archaeologist Operations and Research Officer, National Institute of Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP), France.

Sharmini Periera, Chief Curator, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Hasini A. Haputhanthri, consultant, researcher and author of the book ‘Museums, Memory and Identity Politics in Sri Lanka,’ Senarath Wickramasinghe, Director, Cultural, Department of National Museums, Sri Lanka,  Vindhya Buthpitiya, curator and anthropologist,  Shayari de Silva, Curator, Geoffrey Bawa Trust, Chani Perera, Strategic Adviser (BA) Programme, Academy of Design, Sunela Jayewardene, environmentalist, architect and conservationist, Jagath Weerasinghe, Director, Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, Kelaniya University, Ashley de Vos, senior architect and conservator and Periyasamy Muthulingam, Director, Institute of Social Development, Tea Plantation Workers Museum. The programme will be moderated by Sri Lanka art magazine, Artra Magazine, Editor in Chief Azara Jaleel. (PA)

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 25 2021

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