25September 26, 2019

European Museums, Mutations and Migrations

International Seminar

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Is it possible to rethink the museum as a space for collective identity?

In collaboration with the French Embassy in Spain, as part of the Institut Français de España (TIFE) season, entitled “Us, Europe”, and in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou Málaga, the Museo Picasso Málaga is organising this European course, the aim of which is to rethink museums and galleries as places that build a collective identity, to analyse their role in the Europe of today, and to consider how they are interwoven within contemporary society.

In order to achieve this aim, questions were posed for debate with a cross-cutting perspective, which served as a starting point to then encourage a critical and constructive debate. Based on this need for dialogue, professionals and academics from different European countries shared their work and points of view on museum and gallery programming, the diversity of audiences and the involvement of museums and galleries within the socio-cultural landscape.

Audios of the lectures

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.

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

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.

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

Lecture: Publics: migration, diversity and territory

Ian Chambers. Professor of Mediterranean cultural and postcolonial studies and professor of Sociology of cultural processes, Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale, Naples.

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.

Open dialogue: Migrations: A European Debate