The Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia University and the Rubin Museum of Art are pleased to announce an upcoming roundtable discussion where four curators will share the processes behind the acquisition and presentation of the museums’ Tibetan collections. Representing different American museums, our panelists include:
Karl Debreczeny, Senior Curator, Rubin Museum of Art, New York
Elena Pakhoutova, Senior Curator, Rubin Museum of Art, New York
Kurt Behrendt, Associate Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Jeff Durham, Associate Curator, The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
How do curators approach representing Tibetan collections in their respective museums? What are the ways in which they make their collections accessible to the public and their specific audience? What digital initiatives related to Tibetan art and culture these museums offer or plan to develop? To find out more about this topic, please join us for an afternoon discussion on May 4 at 2pm. The event will start with individual presentations from each of the curators followed by a discussion. We will follow up with the questions from the audience the curators will address.