The National Network of Romanian Museums is launching its first edition of the ”Museums Meet Museums” international seminar in 2017. The aim of this museum seminar is to develop a dynamic and interactive environment for professional networking, not only in Romania but also in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.

The topic of this first edition is ”Opening up the Exhibition”. The event will take place in Bucharest, September 15-16, 2017, for a national and European audience of up to 200 people. This seminar debates how to design and plan an exhibition. Issues such as the development of the exhibition’s content, how to interpret the collections, the exhibition team building, the use of technologies on the benefit of the collections will be highlighted on the stage.

The seminar will offer to the wide audience a panel of first class speakers as well as workshops for experiments and prototypes.

The speakers come from the award-winning museums of the past few years (EMYA or Micheletti), or among those who have been designed by greatest architects in the world like Zaha Hadid and Renzo Piano.

At the seminar will be present representatives of innovative museums with exhibitions that have changed many paradigms in how objects could be related or in how to engage local communities or creative communities for a total participatory museum.

Informations about the speakers:

Nina Simon

Nina Simon has been called a “museum visionary” by Smithsonian Magazine and a Silicon Valley Business Journal “40 under 40” for her audience-centered approach to design. She is the Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, where she led an institutional turnaround based on grassroots community participation. Nina is the best-selling author of The Participatory Museum (2010), The Art of Relevance (2016) and the popular Museum 2.0 blog. Previously, Nina worked as an independent consultant and exhibition designer with over one hundred museums and cultural centers around the world.

Mikael Mohamed

Mikael Mohamed is currently head of international relations at MUCEM, National Museum of European & Mediterranean Civilizations, Marseille, France, since it’s been opened in 2013. MUCEM is pursuing its policy of surveys that make it unique and that have helped to foster a better understanding of the world in which we live today.He worked before for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, being director of a French Cultural Institute in Morroco 2008-2012, cultural attache in Latvia 2004-2007 and fundraiser for some medical researches in Paris.

Lia Perjovschi

Founder and coordinator of CAA /CAA (Contemporary Art Archive and Center for Art Analysis) an organic still in process project and KM (Knowledge Museum) based on an interdisciplinary research project from 1999-today. Her activity can be summarized as a journey from her body to the body of knowledge and was shown in more than 500 exhibitions, lectures, workshops around the world. CAA/CAA is a contemporary art museum in files focusing on art and its context, art theory and practice, cultural studies and critical theory.

Michele Lanzinger

He is Chief Executive Officer at the MUSE Science Museum in Trento (NE Italy). Mr. Lanzinger promoted MUSE, the new project for a new-concept museum devoted to science, nature and society. For this new museum Mr. Lanzinger planned the overall organization and supervised both the Feasibility Study and the Cultural Plan.

The National Network of Romanian Museums is the biggest professional organization dedicated to museums from our country. One of the most important project of NNRM is Noaptea Muzeelor (Museums Night), an event that had a huge impact and that brought thousands of visitors, being one of the most successful cultural programs in Romania.

Infos about the 12 speakers and the event agenda are available on: http://www.muzee.org/sitev2/ce-facem/seminarii-etc/museums-meet-museums/

This is cultural project financed with the help of Administrația Fondului Cultural Național (AFCN) and ARCUB.

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