In the absence of a Culture Summit Abu Dhabi 2020 event, The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), in collaboration with global cultural organisations, is delivering a special Culture Summit Abu Dhabi live stream experience, set to be broadcast on YouTube on Thursday, April 9 at 5pm (UAE time).
HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi, will chair the panel session ‘Alone Together: Culture and Resilience’, featuring distinguished participants including Ernesto Ottone Ramírez, Assistant Director-General for Culture, UNESCO, Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art and Senior Adviser, Global Arts, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, Rebecca Lyons, Director of Collections and Learning, Royal Academy of Arts.
Plus, Melanie Noronha, Senior Editor, Thought Leadership, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, The Economist Intelligence Unit, and Marisa Henderson, Chief, Creative Economy, UNCTAD.
‘Alone Together: Culture and Resilience’ will address the current global situation and its impact on culture from a social, economic and psychological angle.
According to Summit experts, with many institutions closing their doors for an extended period of time, there are severe challenges around funding and staffing, and the panellists will debate how cultural organisations can best endure this period of shutdown, and how we can most effectively support institutions, artists, and the creative industries.
The panel discussion will be followed by musical performances curated by Berklee Abu Dhabi.