October 20, 2017 - Asia Society Museum - Arts & Museum Summit
October 20, 2017

Asia Society Museum

Courtesy Asia Society.

Arts & Museum Summit
Cultivating an Arts Community in the 21st Century
November 6–7, 2017


Keynote presentations: Jack Persekian (Al Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art) and Melati Suryodarmo (Jakarta Biennale)


Audience engagement and community building have become the new focus for arts organizations in Asia. In stark contrast to the increasing success of international and regional art fairs and biennials, a grass-roots movement has been underway to rebuild local identities, provide practical training for artists and arts professionals, and promote public awareness and international recognition of regional culture. Arts organizations are charged with sustaining incumbent audiences and attracting new, more diverse visitors, while striking a balance between crowd-pleasing, social media-oriented programming and scholarly, educational content. Meanwhile, digital technology has changed visitor expectations, affecting how exhibitions are designed.

The 2017 Arts & Museum Summit will host a series of presentations and panel discussions featuring leading international arts professionals from the Asia Pacific region and beyond to share their insights on audience engagement through community and educational programming at cultural institutions, as well as the outreach strategies to build new audiences.

Join Jam Acuzar (Bellas Artes Projects), Mary Jane Louise A. Bolunia (National Museum of the Philippines), Elisabeth Callot (Google Arts & Culture Lab), Diana Campbell Betancourt (Bellas Artes Projects, Dhaka Art Summit, Samdani Art Foundation), Chhay Visoth (Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum), Rhana Devenport (Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki), Patrick D. Flores (University of the Philippines and Vargas Museum), Elizabeth Mariles L. Gustilo (Ayala Museum), Victoria T. Herrera (Ateneo Art Gallery, Ateneo de Manila University), Sunjung Kim (Gwangju Biennale Foundation), Sunghee Lee (Art Space Pool), Esther Lu (Taipei Contemporary Art Center), Jack Persekian (Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art), Nikhil Raunak (Clark House Initiative), Norberto Roldan (Green Papaya Art Projects), Marc Schmitz and Dolgor Ser-Od (Land Art Mongolia), Melati Suryodarmo (Jakarta Biennale), Mikala Tai (4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art), Sumika Takashima and Takahide Tsuchiya (Mori Art Museum), Kennie Ting (Asian Civilisations Museum), and Simon Wright (Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art) for a lively conversation on Cultivating an Arts Community in the 21st Century.

Pre-registration is recommended and may be completed online here.

The 2017 Arts & Museum Summit is made possible through support from The Getty Foundation. Google Arts & Culture is a Summit Partner.


About the Arts & Museum Summit
The Arts & Museum Summit brings together museum and arts and cultural leaders from across Asia, the United States, and Europe to explore challenges, share new models, and develop deeper connections across the field. The Summit provides a forum to exchange ideas, strategies, and cultural issues relating to the arts of Asia. It presents the opportunity for the arts community to take part in important discourse with luminaries on the most pressing topics in the field of Asian arts and culture.


The Areté, Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights
Quezon City, Metro Manila

Ayala Museum
Makati Avenue, corner of De La Rosa Street
Greenbelt Park, Makati City, Metro Manila

Register and see more information online: summit.transfuze.org

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