Conference : Adila Laïdi-Hanieh

April 13, 2022, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Building museum collections under occupation: Redifining the museum in Palestine

guest : Adila Laïdi-Hanieh

Date : April 13, 2022, 12:30 – 2:00pm (Montreal time)
Online on Zoom
Registration required

Mark your calendar! Galerie de l’UQAM is pleased to join forces with the CIÉCO Partnership to invite you to its third annual conference on April 13 presented by Adila Laïdi-Hanieh, Executive Director of the Palestinian Museum. The CIÉCO is a research and reflection group that initiated the project “New uses of collections in art museums.”

The conference, entitled Building museum collections under occupation: Redifining the museum in Palestine, will be in French. Questions in French and English are welcome!

About the guest

Adila Laïdi-Hanieh is an Art Historian and the Director of the Palestinian Museum since 2018. She holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from George Mason University. She has published several books and essays, including a biography of the artist Fahrelnissa Zeid. Peintre des mondes intérieurs, in 2017, and edited the collective book Palestine. Rien ne nous manque ici, in 2008. She taught Modern and Contemporary Arab Thought, and Palestinian Art History at Birzeit University from 2006 to 2008. She directed the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center in Ramallah from 1996 to 2005.


After considering the influence of the event imperative on museum collections from 2014 to 2018, the CIÉCO research and reflection group is now examining the new uses of collections in art museums, funded by a Partnership grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC, 2021-2028). The research program is divided into four axes that focus on historical, theoretical and practical aspects, as well as on citizen, documentary and digital uses of collections in museums.

Led by Johanne Lamoureux of the Université de Montréal, the team is composed of six museum partnerships – the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée d’art de Joliette, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the National Gallery of Canada, the McCord Museum and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec – as well as some twenty co-researchers and collaborators affiliated with a dozen educational institutions, including the Université du Québec à Montréal, the Université du Québec en Outaouais, the École du Louvre and the Université de Liège.

Based at UQAM, the Partnership’s Axis 1, The Exhibited Collection, is part of the History, Theory and Practice of Exhibitions component of the Research Chair in Curatorial Studies and Practices, which is held by Marie Fraser.