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Conference THE MUSEUM AS THE LIVING ROOM OF SOCIETY
Thessaloniki Music Hall
The Metropolitan Organization of Museums of Visual Arts, the Benaki Museum, the Thessaloniki Concert Hall, the U.S. Consulate General and the British Council invite you to the conference
THE MUSEUM AS THE LIVING ROOM OF SOCIETY


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019 09:30 – 17:30
MAURICE SALTIEL ROOM THESSALONIKI CONCERT HALL M2


Featuring expert speakers from Germany, Greece, the United Kingdom, and the United States 
Electronic registration is required at www.thecomuseum.org
Admission fee - 5€
There will be simultaneous interpretation into Greek and English, and into Greek Sign Language
Certificates of attendance will be given via e-mail after the event following electronic registration

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION call 2310 376 300, ext. 3107 info@thecomuseum.org #MYMUSEUM2019

 

As the landscape of attracting audiences changes, museums are transitioning from once-hushed stewards of heritage into vibrant social, civic, and participatory venues. More and more visitors explore aspects of their identity in museums and find out more about their communities through new and broad museum experiences. This year’s Museum Conference, My Museum, will address the potential success of the Third Place model in Europe and the United States, and will explore how museums can be places of intercultural dialogue, activism, and community engagement.

 

Program: 

 

9:30 – 10:30                       Registration

 

10:30 – 11:00                     Welcome Remarks

 

11:00 – 11:30                     The People’s Museum: A Commitment to Community Kristin Prestegaard, Chief Engagement Officer,

                                          Minneapolis Institute of Art (U.S.A.)

 

11:30 – 12:00                     People’s History Museum – Co-Creating Change Katy Ashton, Director, People’s History Museum (UK)

 

12:00 – 12:30                     Is it Stimulating?  Marcelo Rezende, Co-director, Archiv der Avantgarden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (DE)

 

12:30 – 13:00                     My Museum Discussion with Kristin Prestegaard, Marcelo Rezende and Katy Ashton

 

Moderator

Syrago Tsiara
Art Historian-Acting Director of the MOMus-Museum of Contemporary Art-Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and State Museum of Contemporary Art collections & MOMus-Experimental Center for the Arts (GR)

 

13:00 – 14:30                     Networking Break

 

14:30 – 15:00                     Fostering Community in a Place of Historic Trauma Katrina Stacy, Curator of Education and Interpretation, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (U.S.A.)

 

15:00 – 15:30                     Face to Face: One Museum, A City of Memories   

Discussion with Yiannis Boutaris, Former Mayor of Thessaloniki, President of the Foundation for the Holocaust Memorial Museum of Thessaloniki on the Development of the Holocaust Educational Center and Museum in Thessaloniki (GR)

 

Moderator
Maria Tsantsanoglou, Acting General Director, MOMus-Director of the MOMus-Museum of Modern Art-Costakis Collection (GR)

 

15:30 – 16:00                     Digital Transformation in Museums Catherine Devine, Business Strategy Leader, Libraries and Museums,

                                          Microsoft (U.S.A.)

 

16:00 – 17:00                     Cross Roads:  The Third Place    

                                          Panel discussion with

                                          Anna Mykoniou, President and Managing Director, Cultural Center, Region of Central Macedonia

                                          Thanasis Kolalas, Visual Artist, Stage Designer and Director, Artistic Director, Eptapyrgio Festival

                                          Yannis Ziogas, Dean – Associate Professor, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Fine Arts,

                                          University of Western Macedonia

                                          Aspasia Tasiopoulou, Librarian and Communication Officer, Central Public Library of Veria

Moderator

Chrysa Zarkali, Museologist, Communication – Public Relations Officer, MOMus (GR)

 

17:00 – 17:30                     Closing Remarks Dr. Sofia Chandaka, Conference Host, Curator of World Cultures, Benaki Museum (GR