ABC’s of Museum Operations: free public lecture

Dear All,

It’s been a while since our last activity in April. To celebrate the approaching Art Season, we would like to invite You to our free lecture on the 29th of August at A4Space, Alserkal Avenue, 6:30pm.
It is open to the public. Feel free to invite your families and friends!

ABC’s of Museum Operations

This lecture will give you a brief but informative outlook of Museum Operations and provide an overview of various operational processes that museums employ. The talk gives insight into how museums implement their mission - to care for their collections and serve the needs of visitors and communities.

Speaker: Liliana do Nascimento, Director of Salsali Private Museum - SPM Dubai

Lili graduated in Industrial Design but started her arts career in theatre and dance at early teenage years with who she still continues to consider her major influence and responsible for her passion for the art world: her drama teacher Mário Primo.

She worked in theatre for over 10 years with several directors, dancers, choreographers and writters before moving from Portugal to the UAE in 2006,  where she decided to develop her Art Education Master's research. 

In the past ten years has collaborated as Art Educator with major art institutions and galleries in the region as Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Dubai Art Fair, Sharjah Art Foundation and Salsali Private Museum, collaborating in projects with international artists. 

She is now the Director of Salsali Private Museum - SPM in Dubai.

Education and the empowerment of people through Art for a better world is her passion and what orients her career.

Lecture Agenda:

  • What is a Museum vs What is a private museum
    • An introduction to the concept of museum and how it changed over the years
    • The main differences of a private and non-private museum.
  • Collecting and artwork acquisition
    • Collecting
    • Collectors' influence in the art market and in the artists' careers
    • Curatorial procedures of artwork acquisitions: buying, packing, shipping, storing, cataloguing and legal documents.