Exactly 6 months after the terrible tragedy of the Beirut explosion, UMAC and Universeum want to evaluate the situation of university museums and collections, and museums and cultural heritage in general.
Where are we now? What was achieved and what remains to be done? What are the main problems and difficulties?
Suzy Hakimian, Chair of ICOM Lebanon, Director of the MIM – Museum of Mineralogy of the University of Saint-Joseph
Leyla Badre, ICOM-Lebanon
Elsa Urtizverea, Heritage Protection Coordination, ICOM
Nadine Panayot, Curator, Archaeological Museum Associate, Professor of practice, Department of History and Archaeology, American University of Beirut
Maya Haïdar-Boustani, Director, Museum of Lebanese Pre-History, University of Saint Joseph of Beirut
Joanne Farchakh, Board of Blue Shield-Lebanon, Chair of BILADI NGO
Gilbert Nicholas and David Chelala ,Architects specialized in museums, who mobilised and coordinated the specialized team of volunteers.
Marta Lourenço, UMAC President
Sébastien Soubiran, Universeum President