News Masterclass #4 with Rebecca Amsellem, Seraina Rohrer and Idil Efe at the Landesmuseum

29 June 2022, 6.30pm - 8pm, Landesmuseum Zürich

Masterclass #4 with Rebecca Amsellem, in discussion with Seraina Rohrer, Head of Innovation & Society at Pro Helvetia, and Idil Efe, diversity agent and curator of the Berlin City Museum. The discussion will be introduced by Denise Tonella, Director of the Swiss National Museum, and Pascal Hufschmid, Director of our Museum.

Language : English

Each year, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum explores a major societal theme that forms the common thread of its programme. The 2021-2022 programme is marked by the theme “Gender & Diversity” around which several exhibitions, events and collaborations are articulated. Rebecca Amsellem, a French-Canadian feminist economist and founder of the newsletter Les Glorieuses, has been invited by the Museum to reflect on how to become a feminist and inclusive museum. She shares her findings in a series of Masterclasses.

The masterclass entitled Focus on diversity. What does diversity mean for museums? is an event jointly organised by the National Museum Zurich.

As a platform for reflection and debate, museums pay attention to the multiplicity of voices and perspectives and are increasingly striving to embed diversity in their work. But what does diversity mean for culture and for museums? How can it be interpreted, implemented and shared widely? Where is there a special need? What challenges does it pose for museums in terms of their collections, educational formats and narratives, but also with regard to the management of organisational structures and personnel departments as a company?

The conversation involving French-Canadian economist and feminist Rebecca Amsellem, diversity agent and curator of the Berlin City Museum Idil Efe, and Seraina Roher, who is Head of Innovation & Society at Pro Helvetia, will explore some of the challenges of diversity from an international perspective.

The discussion, which will be conducted in English, will be introduced by Denise Tonella, Director of the Swiss National Museum, and Pascal Hufschmid, Director of our Museum.

To participate in the event, please register here.

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Museumstrasse 2
8001 Zurich

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