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MUSEUM CONNECTIONS
INSPIRATION BOARD

The Museum Connections Inspiration Board is responsible for accompanying the organizers in the creation of Museum Connections’ annual conference program.

Based on their years-long experience in the field of culture, tourism or innovation, the committee members identify the topics & future challenges.

Composed of 11 members it reflects the diversity of Museum Connections’ network.

Maryalya BESTOUGEFF
Directrice de l’innovation – 104

Passionate about culture and innovation, Marialya graduated from EDHEC and has a master’s degree in communication from the Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico. She has been very strongly involved in the association Museomix.

After several years of professional experience as a project manager in very different jobs and contexts (quality, IT and consulting), she becomes  commercial director of Decommedia, an original structure that develops awareness and training actions through theater, entrepreneur with Fixioneers and then Head of Share Design within the designers collective Sismo!

Today she is Director of innovation at CENTQUATRE-PARIS, a infinite place of  art, culture and innnovation and she runs 104factory, the incubator for cultural and creative startups. It accelerates the development of young innovative companies in all aspects of their projects by supporting their teams and developing many forms of sharing, networking and experimentation.

Mathieu BONCOUR
Communications & RSE manager, Palais de Tokyo

To come

Sophie GALELLI BIRKAN
Directrice d’opérations en charge de la Diversification Retail -Altarea Commerce

Marketing, strategy and development professional with a 20 year-experience in various sectors, in France and abroad, passionate about new concepts spotting.

At Altarea, my role is to transform Retail by introducing new activities (Culture, Leisure, Health, Well-Being, Sports, Hospitality…) and work on hybridization, in order to offer unique experiences to our clients and to make our malls even more attractive.

Two emblematic diversification projects, developed at Cap3000 (our French Riviera mall) : OCEANS Digital Immersive Odyssey (developed with MK2+ Agency, in partnership with Monaco Oceanographic Museum), and CAPSULE@Cap3000 experiential concept-store (mixing local and DNVB corner stores, a book shop, an Art gallery, a coffee shop, a program of events…).

Fanny GUESDON
Associate Director - Brunswick London

Fanny Guesdon is an Associate at Brunswick Arts, advising cultural brands, institutions, and businesses on reputation, campaigns and critical issues. She has crafted narratives and run large-scale international campaigns and thought leadership programmes for private and public bodies, including the British Museum, V&A, Paris Photo, Fondation Cartier, Venice Biennale, Hay Festival, Southbank Centre, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and Dubai’s Ministry of Culture. She started her career in individual and corporate philanthropy, and co-founded Young Arts Fundraisers, a professional network supported by Arts Council England.

Aurite KOUTS
Responsable Communautés Industries Créatives & EdTech - Cap Digital

Aurite Kouts holds a PhD in sociology and is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris & the University of Cambridge. She started her career in film production and is now exploring the impact of the digital technology on both culture & education. At Cap Digital, she manages and supports a community of more than 150 members, among them museums, in the Cultural & creative industries.

Kristina LEIPOLD
Commercial Director - Light Art Space Berlin

Kristina has been working at the intersection of arts and technology for many years through which she gained a deep understanding of the potential when both worlds come together. She has initiated numerous partnerships, supported product developments, introduced new technologies to cultural institutions to unlock new audiences and collaborated with artists embracing new technologies as an artistic medium. Throughout her international career she has held positions in marketing and project management at leading tech companies such as SAP and Google followed by senior management roles at art institutions such as Gropius Bau and Light Art Space (LAS). In the current role of Commercial Director at LAS she supports the development of the art foundation in researching new institutional approaches and promoting synergies between art, science and technology with the aim of making art accessible to everyone.

Kristina holds an MA in Modern China Studies and Law. She published a guide book about Berlin’s creative scene and taught at the University of the Arts.

Juliette RAOUL DUVAL
President - ICOM France

Currently president of ICOM France,
Vice-president of the international committee of scientific and technical museums of ICOM (CIMUSET),
Administrator of the association of museums and centers of scientific and technical culture (AMCSTI),
Member of the steering committee of France Muséums development.

Juliette Raoul-Duval has spent most of her career in the museum sector, first as head of the museums office of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research then secretary general of the Palais de la Découverte and finally deputy director of the Musée des Arts et Métiers

Michel ROUGER
Director - Museoparc Alesia

Graduated of a DESS in museology, Michel ROUGER created and then took over in 2011 the “Musée de la Grande Guerre” in Meaux. In 2016, he chose to take up a new challenge by taking over the management of the MuséoParc Alésia with one goal in mind: to give a new dynamic to the site, which has seen an erosion of its attendance since its inauguration in 2012. And this is a success!

The recipe: make the visit accessible to all audiences, offer an eclectic cultural program with family activities and anchor the MuséoParc Alésia in its territory, all in an offbeat and humorous way. In a few words, a museologist without a curator!

Valérie SENGHOR
Directrice générale adjointe, chargée de l'innovation, du développement et des grands projets
Centre des Monuments Nationaux

Since she graduated from HEC Business School with a post-graduate degree in international legal and tax strategy, and art history at University of Paris, Valérie Senghor has been working for more than twenty years at the crossroads of culture and innovation, in both private and public sectors. 

After founding a start-up and working with public and private agencies and publishers, notably EDITIS, she was deputy director and director of development and innovation at the CENTQUATRE-PARIS, an artistic establishment of the City of Paris.

Valérie Senghor joined the Centre des Monuments Nationaux in 2018, as Deputy Director General, in charge of innovation, development and major projects.

Anabelle TÜRKIS
Consultant - Museum Connections

Before working as a cultural consultant, Annabelle was Director at Brunswick Arts, advising cultural organizations, art businesses and corporates on brand positioning, reputation management and communication.
Prior to joining Brunswick Arts, she was Director of Communications for the Palais de Tokyo and Head of Development and Communications at Centre Pompidou-Metz. She started her career in Berlin developing projects at the French Embassy and in the context of the French Presidency of the EU. She also contributed as an author to various exhibition catalogues and  artists’ books.
Dual citizen of France and Germany, Annabelle holds advanced degrees in Literature (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lettres et Sciences Humaines), Cultural Management (Sciences-Po Paris) and History of Art (Universities of Paris and Berlin).

Alexandre de VOGÜÉ
Directeur du développement, Château de Vaux le Vicomte - Vice Président, Demeure Historique

Before working as a cultural consultant, Annabelle was Director at Brunswick Arts, advising cultural organizations, art businesses and corporates on brand positioning, reputation management and communication.
Prior to joining Brunswick Arts, she was Director of Communications for the Palais de Tokyo and Head of Development and Communications at Centre Pompidou-Metz. She started her career in Berlin developing projects at the French Embassy and in the context of the French Presidency of the EU. She also contributed as an author to various exhibition catalogues and  artists’ books.
Dual citizen of France and Germany, Annabelle holds advanced degrees in Literature (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lettres et Sciences Humaines), Cultural Management (Sciences-Po Paris) and History of Art (Universities of Paris and Berlin).

All registered participant at Museum Connections can access for free to the Inspiration Conference.

To get more details about the program (schedule, speakers …), register to Museum Connections or if you have already registered, access to MyMuseumConnections.