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#4 Rapid Response Webinar

Join CIMAM's #4 Rapid Response Webinar, titled RE-DEFINING POWER: Contemporary Conversations on the Role of Museums in Re-writing Histories, on Thursday 27 August 2020 at 5:00 pm CEST. The session will include the participation of the following panelists:

  • Malgorzata Ludwisiak, CIMAM Board Member, Independent Art Critic, Curator, Ph.D., Warsaw.

  • Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy, Director of the institution formerly known as Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam.

  • Wandile Kasibe, Public Programmes Coordinator of the Iziko Museums of South Africa, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, University of Cape Town.

  • Sethembile Msezane, Multi-award-winning Artist, Masters in Fine Arts, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.

Moderated by Ernestine White-Mifetu, CIMAM Board Member, and Director of the William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley.

In the wake of the brutal killing of George Floyd in the United States, arose a national and global call for justice to end the victimization and killing of black and brown people. Global movements such as BLACK LIVES MATTER and RHODES MUST FALL have been at the forefront of the current wave of protests calling out in their masses for a global reckoning of historical wrongs that continue to impinge on individuals and communities across all levels of contemporary society. 

With this as its backdrop, museums and cultural institutions have been called upon to be proactive players in the call for change – to assist in correcting the skewed narratives that have for far too long left only one side of the story told, prompting renewed debates over the ethics of representing and glorifying (in the form of a public sculpture), a singular historical narrative of national identity and heroic leadership. Continue reading
 about the panel here.

The panel will last approximately 45 minutes followed by Q&A and discussion of another 45 minutes.

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Rhana Devenport, CIMAM Board Member, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, and panelist at CIMAM's #3 Rapid Response Webinar Museum Audiences and Sustainability Today.

Outstanding Museum Practices in a Time of Global Crisis


This program aims to gather successful practices to help each other. Promoting knowledge and exchange, learning from one another during the current global crisis has become an urgent priority.


Become a member of the international network of directors and curators of modern and contemporary art museums, promoting good practices and responding to the evolving needs of the profession. Join today.

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