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European Museums. Mutations and migrations

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25 & 26 Sep. 2019

Museo Picasso Málaga is organizing this European seminar at the initiative of the French Embassy in Spain, as part the Institut Français in Spain’s “We, Europe” season and in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou Málaga. The aim is to re-think the museum as an element that helps to form collective identity, analyse its role in Europe today and examine how it is woven into the fabric of contemporary society. To do so, it is essential that we address issues that need to be approached in a transversal fashion, and which will serve as the starting point for generating a critical and constructive debate. Based on this need for dialogue, professionals and academics from various European countries will be sharing their work and their viewpoints on museum programming, visitor diversity and the integration of the museum into the sociocultural domain.

IMPORTANT! Finally, the two sessions will be held in the MPM Auditorium for reasons of capacity, given the number of people who have formalized the registration.



4.30pm. Opening presentation: Anne Louyot, Counsellor for Cultural Cooperation and Action at the French Embassy in Spain and General Director of the Institut Français in Spain; José María Luna, Director of the Agencia pública para la gestión de la casa natal de Pablo Ruiz Picasso y otros equipamientos museísticos y culturales; and José Lebrero Stals, Artistic Director of Museo Picasso Málaga.

5.00pm. Lecture: Migrations and identities: approaches, representation and discourses
Christopher Whitehead. Professor of museology, Newcastle University.

5.40pm. Study cases: Experiences in Barcelona, Paris and Berlin
Judit Carrera. Director of Centre de Cultura Contemporània, Barcelona.
Bruno David. President of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris.
Bernd Scherer. Director of Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

6.55pm. Open dialogue: Mutations: A European Debate
Moderator: Brigitte Leal, Deputy Director, Musée National d’Art Moderne. Center Pompidou Paris.


5.00pm. Lecture: Publics: migration, diversity and territory
Iain Chambers. Professor of Mediterranean cultural and postcolonial studies and professor of Sociology of cultural processes, Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale, Naples.

5.40pm. Study cases: Experiences in Lyon, Mälmo and Vitry-sur-Seine
Pierre-Henri Alquier. Director of cultural development, Musée des Confluences, Lyon.
Iris Müller-Westermann. Director of Moderna Museet, Malmö.
Stéphanie Airaud. Head of public outreach and cultural action, MAC VAL – Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine.

6.55pm. Open dialogue: Migrations: A European Debate

* Please include your personal information and a few lines on what made you decide to take part in the seminar. There are a limited number of places, so they will be assigned in order of registration.

Getting there:

Museo Picasso Málaga Auditorium: Plaza de la Higuera. Accessed from Calle Alcazabilla.

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