Executive Roundtable: One (quite extraordinary) year at the Rietberg MuseumVIEW EVENT DETAILS
A Conversation with museum director Annette Bhagwati [PASSPORT MEMBERS ONLY]
A little over a year ago, Annette Bhagwati joined the Museum Rietberg in Zurich, one of the leading houses for non-European art, as the new director. Soon after, the coronavirus pandemic changed how museums operate – possibly for good.
Join us for an exclusive conversation with Annette Bhagwati about how the Rietberg has responded to 2020, and what the future holds for the museum world.
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Annette Bhagwati took up the position as director of the Museum Rietberg –an internationally renowned art museum with collections from Asia, Africa, America and Oceania –in November 2019.
She studied Anthropology, African Art and Literature, Art History, and Geography in Freiburg im Breisgau, Berlin, and London and received her PhD at the School of African and Oriental Studies London. From 2012 to autumn 2019 she worked at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin where she headed various curatorial, long-term research projects. At the same institution, she realized a number of exhibition projects at the interface of art and science.
From 2009 to 2012 Annette Bhagwati taught Anthropology of Art, Museology, and History of Exhibiting Non-Western Art at the Department of Art History at Concordia University, Montreal. Annette Bhagwati has close ties with numerous associations and research networks some of which she co-initiated herself.
Annette Bhagwati is a regular speaker and host at international symposia and congresses. Countries she visits for research and study purposes include Benin, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and Canada.
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