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Worlds in a Museum, Exploring Contemporary Museology

Held on the occasion of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s first anniversary, “Worlds in a Museum” symposium addresses the topic of museums in the era of globalisation, exploring contemporary museology and the preservation and presentation of culture within the context of changing societies. Departing from the historical museum structure inherited from the Enlightenment, leaders from art, culture and academic institutions explore current challenges and triumphs in the study, display and interpretation of art, history and artefacts. How are “global” and “local” objects and narratives balanced – particularly in consideration of diverse audiences? How do we foster perspective and multiculturalism while addressing politicised notions of centre and periphery? Departing from classical canons and categories, how are museums and cultural entities redefining themselves beyond predefined concepts of geography and history?

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