FORUM ON EUROPEAN CULTURE
31 May - 3 June 2018 Amsterdam

Programme Highlight

A Cultural Exchange with the United Arab Emirates

What are the possibilities and necessity of art in bringing Europe and the Arab world together? During our programmes The 21st Museum and Bridging Cultures & Bridging Societies we discuss how a cultural exchange between the two worlds can build bridges between societies.

The 21st Museum: A Place Where Cultures Meet: – Fri 1 June – 17:00 at Bellevue

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During the 21st Museum programme we discuss how museums struggle to become more culturally diverse – from their visitors, programmes, exhibitions, curatorial and management teams. How can art institutions build bridges both within and beyond cultures and societies?

With:

Hissa Al Dhaheri – Deputy Director, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Wim Pijbes – Emeritus General Director of the Rijksmuseum, Salama Al Shamsi – Senior Project Manager at Zayed National Museum, Reem Fadda – Independent curator, based in Ramallah, and Achim Borchardt-Hume – Director of Exhibitions at Tate Modern

Bridging Cultures, Bridging Societies – Fri 1 June – 14:00 at Het Concertgebouw

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The gap between Europe and the Arab world appears to be widening, with both societies clinging to what divides rather than what binds us. What are the possibilities and necessity of art in bringing Europe and the Arab world together?

With:

Zaki Nusseibeh , Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates, famous film director Paul Verhoeven and artists Aya Haidar and Al Braithwaite.

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