The MUŻE.X – Shaping Museum Futures conference, originally planned for November 2020, has had to be shifted to October 2021 due to the COVID-19 situation.
Instead, six webinars being held between October and December 2020 and presenting six international voices sharing their thoughts about and response to museum futures will be launched.
The lineup of speakers includes Nina Simon (CEO of the international movement OF/BY FOR ALL), Diane Drubay (founder of We Are Museums), Alistair Hudson (Director of the Whitworth and Manchester Art Gallery), Kristin Alford (Director of Australia’s future-focused museum MOD), Sebastian Chan (Chief Experience Officer at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne) and Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell (Head of Public Programs with Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery).
The webinars shall be moderated by Prof. Carmel Borg and Sandro Debono from the Department of Arts, Open Communities and Adult Education (University of Malta). Towards the end, Mike Murawski, change leader and committed advocate for more equitable and community-centred museums, shall present his reflections on the presentation and discussion.
The MUŻE.X – Shaping Museum Futures conference project is now also being organised in collaboration with Valletta Cultural Agency, Conventions Malta and Spazju Kreattiv (Malta’s Centre for Creativity), with the support of SoluzioniMuseali, Teo – The Touring Exhibitions Organisation and InvisibleStudio.
The project enjoys the patronage of the President of the Republic of Malta.
Webinar registration is via the conference website.