Development of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) will be the focus of an upcoming public lecture at The University of Western Australia (UWA).
Vanessa Kredler of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) will discuss this ambitious new museum project, which looks at Egyptian civilisation from prehistory to the present day.
A key concept explored within this lecture is the role museums can play in dealing with contemporary social issues, such as;
- climate change
- conflict resolution.
Vanessa will talk about the opportunities for NMEC to become an agent of social change and deal with contemporary challenges. She will also draw upon her extensive international experience to highlight good practice examples from other regions.
In her current role as a Programmes Specialist with UNESCO, she is working on museum capacity building projects in Egypt and Jerusalem.
Paris-based Vanessa is a graduate of Deakin University, Melbourne (2001), who went on to further her studies in London.
She is now well established in the arts/cultural sector and was recently selected as a participant to the British Council Cultural Leadership International European Innovators Studios.
To find out more about the NMEC, attend Vanessa's public lecture "A World of Opportunities: Social innovation in the international and Australian cultural sector."
Date: Wednesday 29 February 2012
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Venue: Webb Lecture Theatre (G21), Ground Floor, Geography Building, UWA
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Studies at UWA, the Western Australian Museum and Museums Australia WA.
For more information on the lecture contact the Institute of Advanced Studies at [email protected] or (08) 6488 1340.