Marie du Chastel is coordinator and curator of KIKK Festival in Namur, a festival of digital and creative cultures exploring the crossovers between art, science and technology. She's also involved in contemporary art curation, artistic production and educational projects. Marie will take part of the "WOMEN (EM)POWER" panel.
Bruno Verbergt graduated in philosophy and in business administration. He works at the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren as director public oriented services and at the University of Antwerp as associate professor in general and strategic cultural management. Bruno's talk is titled "To whom belongs the museum? Involving the African diaspora in the renovation of the AfricaMuseum".
Chouna is Spokeswoman, Head of Communication & PR at the Jewish Museum of Belgium. She has more than 15 years of experience in media and the cultural sector. She values the feminine identity and encourages women to reveal their potential and to broaden their influence. Chouna will speak about "The crisis as a trigger for new communication models". She will also take part of the "WOMEN (EM)POWER" panel.
Gladys is a communications officer for the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, taking care of the Museums' social media as well as managing several projects. She's inspired by books, humor and women with strong opinions. Gladys will take part of the "WOMEN (EM)POWER panel".
Claire Solery is a woman entrepreneur and the co-founder of We Are Museums, a European platform dedicated to strengthening and nurturing dialogue between museums and entrepreneurial communities. She also practices building cultural bridges between culture through her work as a translator for cultural institutions and as an expert on South Korean visual culture. Claire will explain "Why museums should not worry about the next big thing, rather about doing their thing".
With a strong background in corporate human resources and communication, Frederick Boutry launched GUS magazine in 2000, the first gay life-style magazine distributed in more than 25 countries for 10 years in 3 languages. Since 2010, he’s also a consultant at visit.brussels for the LGBT market helping to transform the city of Brussels into an European gay capital. Frederik will speak about "The power of diversity. Why should museums consider the LGBT community".
Catherine Dardenne is Destination Management Culture & City Life Director at visit.brussels. Her team is connecting the worlds of tourism and culture and is helping to giving a warm welcome to the visitors of Brussels. She loves transmitting her love for Brussels and its diverse cultural offer to national and international visitors and this for over 15 years now. Catherine will moderate the panel titled "INCLUSIVE DIALOGUES: (Re-)Engage with diversity".
Founder of Dogstudio, Superbe and... KIKK Festival. Left & right brain thinker and strategist. You choose. I once figured out the hot key combo to close a browser tab all by myself, without even Googling it. Gilles will moderate the panel titled “EXPERIMENTING WITH TECHNOLOGY. A learning process”.
Andrea Wallace (@andeewallace) is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter working at the intersections of copyright, cultural institutions, and the public domain. Her research considers the impact of digital technologies on the preservation and dissemination of cultural heritage and the obstacles and opportunities presented by the digital realm. Andrea will speak about "Open Access and OpenGLAM: What is "open"? "
Philippe Reynaert was teacher in the 70's, filmcritic in the 80's and adman in the 90's. Since February 2001 the Man with the White Glasses dedicates itself henceforth full-time to his passion for the 7th Art since he assumes the direction of Wallimage, the walloon regional filmfund. In two words : he's a real Cinema Activist ! Philippe will moderate the Tax Shelter reflexion group.
Nicolas d'Alessandro is the co-founder and creative director of Hovertone, an agency specialised in the conception and realisation of ground-breaking interactive experiences. Nicolas is an engineer and holds a PhD in Applied Sciences. Over the last 15 years, he directed academic research on human-computer interaction (UMONS, UBC) and has been very active in digital arts world-wide. Nicolas will animate a workshop on (New) Technologies.
Specialized in nuclear engineering (Polytechnique) and doctor in Science Didactics (Paris VII), Camille Pisani worked in several museums in Paris (Musée des Sciences et de l'Industrie, 1980-1994; Museum des Science Naturelles, 1994-2003; Musée de l'Homme 2003-2005) as as project manager and as exhibit manager, prior becoming director of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in 2005.
Dirk Holemans is director of Oikos, a Belgian think-tank that aims for social-ecological change. Building a collaborative ecological economy is at the heart of the organisation's activities. It researches and inspires new citizens initiatives. Holemans has been member of Parliament and worked as researcher and lecturer at several universities. He publishes regularly in journals as The Green European Journal. Dirk's communication title is "Degrowth: city loving instead of city hopping".
With strong advertising experience as account director at DMB&B and then at Leo Burnett, Isabelle Molhant, who has always been passionate about culture and cinema, has gradually put her analytical skills to the service of the 7th art. She joined the experts at Wallimage, the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, and the MEDIA program of the European Commission, before becoming the CEO of Casa Kafka Pictures, one of the country's leading Tax Shelter intermediation companies, in 2006. As chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Centre du Film sur l'Art, she occupies a leading position in envisioning the expansion of the Tax Shelter to the performing arts. Isabelle will take part in the Tax Shelter reflection group.
Deputy Director of the Brussels Museums Council, Pieter Van der Gheynst works since 2006 as Project Manager in charge of various products and initiatives: Brussels Card (ongoing), MuseumTalks and Museum Night Fever (as coordinator between 2012 and 2016). Other experiences: Copywriter and product assistant « Citybreaks » at Thomas Cook Belgium (2000-2004) & Board member of AmuseeVous/Mooss, a non-profit educational and cultural organization that aims to bridge the gap between museums and young people. Pieter will take part in the Museum Data & Statistic reflexion group.
Véronique Carpiaux is working at the Félicien Rops' museum (Province de Namur) since 1997. Director since 2006, she is working on exhibitions and publications along with development of numerisation. The website www.ropslettres.be is a scientific project in progress. Increasing knowledge about Félicien Rops and making the museum known are two of her principal professional goals. Véronique will talk about "small" museum with big desires.