The program for Reframing Museums, an online symposium that addresses the present challenges and responsibilities of museums – has been revealed.
Organized by Louvre Abu Dhabi and New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), the symposium will run from Monday, November 16 to Wednesday, November 18, and has its program built around the three institutional pillars that have traditionally defined museums: the collection, the building or site, and the people.
Discussions around the collection will be the focal point of the symposium’s inaugural day and will look at acquisition practices by museums.
The following two days will examine the importance of a museum’s physical space in light of closures and travel restrictions amid the pandemic, as well as the civic role of the museum, what it represents, and how it serves its communities and their histories.
The daily symposium programming will run between 11am and 9pm on the first two days of the event, and from 2.30pm to 6.30pm on the final day.
Advance registration, open until the day before the symposium, is required via the symposium’s website. Those who want to attend the Virtual World Cafe conversation must sign up before Wednesday, November 11.