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Art, Heritage & Diplomacy. Belgium and Spain: a case study
PROGRAMME:
- OFFICIAL WELCOME & OPENING
Luis Cuesta Civis, under-secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain
Theodora Gentzis, president of the Board Of Directors a.i. of the Federal Public Service of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of Belgium

- ART, HERITAGE AND DIPLOMACY: Why should a Ministry of Foreign Affairs have an art collection?
Ramón Abadal, head of area, Deputy-Directorate General for Heritage, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain.
María García-Rivero, Art and heritage curator, Deputy-Directorate General for Heritage, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain.
Ilse Dauwe, Art and heritage curator, Federal Public Service of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of Belgium.

- HERITAGE AND ART ON LOAN IN DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS: The Official Residence: a window of opportunity for museums?
Dr. MBA Joost Vander Auwera, Senior Curator Old Masters Department Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels (RMFAB)
Dr. Andrés Úbeda de los Cobos, Deputy Director, Conservation and Research, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.

- CONTEMPORARY ARTWORKS IN THE CONTEXT OF AN EMBASSY: The Embassy: a challenging venue for an artist?
Esther Pizarro & Olimpia Velasco, A wall against climate change: Butterfly Effect 2020, a pictorial-sculptural mural on the courtyard wall of the Embassy of Spain in Brussels, part of the “Parcours Street Art” of the City of Brussels
Philip Aguirre, Exodus, lightbox, based on an in situ installation in 1999 in Senegal, installed in the Embassy of Belgium in Spain in 2013

- ART & HERITAGE AS A TOOL FOR DIPLOMACY: Can art change the world?
Gerard Cockx, Ambassador of Belgium to the Kingdom of Spain, Madrid
Beatriz Larrotcha Palma, Ambassador of Spain to the Kingdom of Belgium, Brussels

- DIGITAL TOUR OF THE OFFICIAL RESIDENCIES
- Q&A

Sep 16, 2021 11:00 AM in Brussels

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