Museums in Action

Held at the Theater in the Museum of the Filipino People, National Museum in Manila, Philippines, speakers for the conference included  Mr. Stephane Martin, President, Musee du Quai Branly (Paris, France); Dr Kenson Kwok, Director, Asian Civilisations Museum (Singapore) and Dr Brian Durrans, Deputy Keeper, Asian Collection, the British Museum (London, United Kingdom).They discussed their experiences on the role of museums in advocacy, representation and civil society.

This ASEMUS public forum was not only the first such event in the Philippines, but also marked the official turnover of the ASEMUS Chairmanship from Dr Steven Engelsman, Director of the National Museum of Ethnology (Leiden, Netherlands) to Ms Corazon Alvina, Director of the Philippine National Museum.

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