Mathieu Viau-Courville is the director of the Office of Museum Cooperation and Information (OCIM), University of Burgundy/Ministry of Higher Education and Research, France. For more than 15 years now, he has worked in national museums and universities in Canada, Spain, the Netherlands, France and Luxembourg. He also conducted extensive field research in South America, primarily Bolivia and Brazil, and Spain. At ICOM (International Council of Museums), he serves on the board of Museum International. He is also a member of the judging panel for the European Museum of the Year Award (European Museum Forum, Council of Europe). He received his PhD in 2011 from the University of East Anglia (UK), School of World Art Studies and Museology. His publications include articles and edited issues in the main journals in the museums and heritage fields, with his works having also been reproduced in readers such as the upcoming Reinventing the Museum Relevance, Inclusion, and Global Responsibilities (Ed. G. Anderson, Rowman & Littlefield, Third Edition, 2023).

Academic interests:

Museum and heritage studies; museology; cultural heritage; memory and postmemory; politics of representation; citizen engagement and participation

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