Join COMCOL, the International Committee for Collecting of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), on Wednesday, September 9, for the welcoming remarks and 1st session of its 2020 Virtual Conference: "Collecting Diversity: Divergence as Dialogue." This event is organized in collaboration with ICOM Russia.
"Collecting Diversity: Divergence as Dialogue"
How can museums navigate through the politics of collecting in a way that will represent, respect and relate to the multiplicity of today? In this session we will be bringing two great professionals together to each reflect on these questions and more from their own context.
13:00 to 13:20 Welcoming Remarks & Introduction to the Conference
Danielle Kuijten MA, Chair, ICOM-COMCOL; Co-Curator, Imagine IC (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Galina Alexeeva, Board Member, ICOM Russia; Head of the Academic Research Department, State Memorial and Natural Preserve Museum-Estate of Leo Tolstoy “Yasnaya Polyana” (Tula Oblast, Russia)
13:20 to 15:00 Session 1: "Collecting Diversity: Divergence as Dialogue"
Moderator: Alexandra Bounia, COMCOL Board Member; Professor, Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean, (Mytilene, Greece)
13:20 to 13:50 Keynote Presentation I
"Re-Сollecting: Modern Issues of Ethnographic Collecting in Russia"
Julia Kupina, PhD, Director, Russian Museum of Ethnography, (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
13:50 to 14:00 Questions & Answers
14:00 to 14:30 Keynote Presentation II
"A Moment of Reckoning on Institutional Racism is Happening in Museums"
Armando Perla, Head of Human Rights, Holocaust Museum Montreal, (Montreal, Canada)
14:30 to 14:40 Questions & Answers
14:40 to 15:00 Session 1 – General Discussion
15:00 to 15:30 Break