Louvre Abu Dhabi is hosting a two-day symposium in collaboration with École du Louvre, addressing the topic of museums in a globalised world to celebrate the first anniversary of Louvre Abu Dhabi.

The symposium brings together leaders in the field to discuss contemporary museology in keynote speeches and panel discussions. One year after the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s opening, the symposium intends to explore and question the DNA of this institution in detail, the first universal museum in the Arab world.
As a new member of the international museum community, Louvre Abu Dhabi will also examine its debt to art history and the history of museums and discuss its contribution within the wider context of museums in a globalised world.

Attend

10 Nov 2018 11 Nov 2018

DAY 1 - PROGRAMME SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER

10.00 REGISTRATION
10.30 – 10.50

- Claire Barbillon

Director, École du Louvre, Paris, France


- Souraya Noujaim

Director of the Scientific, Curatorial and Collections Management Department, Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE

OPENING REMARKS

SESSION 1

10.50 – 11.50

A debate on the challenges and opportunities for museums in a new global world


Speakers


- Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak

Chairman, Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, UAE

- Jean-Luc Martinez

President-Director, Louvre Museum, Paris, France

- James Cuno

President and CEO, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, USA

- Hartwig Fischer

Director, British Museum, London, UK


Moderator


- Manuel Rabaté

Director, Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE

MUSEUMS AND GLOBALISATION I

11.50 - 12.00

Coffee break

12.00 – 13.00

Global case studies


Speakers


- James Cuno

President and CEO, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, USA

- Hartwig Fischer

Director, British Museum, London, UK

- Jean-Luc Martinez

President-Director, Louvre Museum, Paris, France


Moderator


- Manuel Rabaté

Director, Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE

MUSEUMS AND GLOBALISATION II

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch break

SESSION 2
14.00 - 14.20

Speakers

 

- H.E. Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa

President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, Kingdom of Bahrain

Moderator

- Noëmi Daucé

Chief Curator for Archaeology, Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE

GLOBALISATION AND SOCIETIES, NEW PERSPECTIVES I

14.20 - 15.30

The concept of globalisation, its history, historiography and importance for the history of museums throughout the world


Speakers


- Martin Pitts

Associate Professor in Roman Archaeology, University of Exeter, UK

Hervé Inglebert

Professor of Roman History, Université de Paris-Nanterre, France

 

Moderator


- Rose-Marie Herda-Mousseaux

Chief Curator for Early Modern Art, Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE

GLOBALISATION AND SOCIETIES, NEW PERSPECTIVES II

DAY 2 - PROGRAMME SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER

10.00

REGISTRATION

SESSION 3
10.30 – 12.30

Global, local and the neologism ‘glocal’. What is the museum’s role nowadays?


Speakers


- Cecilia Hurley

Director, Special Collections, Neuchâtel University, Switzerland, Research team, École du Louvre, Paris, France

- Sylvie Ramond

Director, Museums of Fine Arts and Contemporary Arts, Lyon, France

- Nathalie Bondil

Director-General and Chief Curator, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MBAM), Canada

- Monica Juneja

Professor of Global Art History, University of Heidelberg, Germany


Moderator


- Guilhem André

Chief Curator for Asian Arts, Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE

GLOBAL / LOCAL – PRODUCTIVE TENSIONS

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch break
SESSION 4
14.00 – 16.00

Recent developments in the artistic and museum worlds, analysing them in the light of the familiar centre- periphery model


Speakers


- Anne-Marie Maïla-Afeiche

Director, The National Museum of Beirut, Lebanon

- Kennie Ting

Director, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

- Henry Kim

CEO, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada

- Juliette Singer

Chief Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art, Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE


Moderator


- Sophie Mouquin

Associate Professor, University of Lille and École du Louvre, Paris, France

CENTRE AND PERIPHERY: RENEWING PERSPECTIVES (roundtable)

16.00 – 16.30


Speakers


- François-René Martin

Head of the Research Team, École du Louvre and Professor at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France


- Souraya Noujaim

Director of the Scientific, Curatorial and Collections Management Department, Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE

CLOSING REMARKS

PRACTICAL DETAILS:

Date:10-11.11.2018
Time: 10.00 -16.00
Auditorium, Louvre Abu Dhabi

For further information:

symposium2018@louvreabudhabi.ae

Speakers are listed in the order they will present.

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