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Your lead educators for this course are:

Armando Perla

Armando Perla Armando Perla is an academic, consultant, activist and curator. He is a board member of the ICOM International Committee on Ethical Dilemmas.

Armando Perla is an assistant professor (Teaching Stream) on decolonization and race in museums and heritage at the Master of Museums Studies at the University of Toronto. He is also board member of the Canadian Museums Association. He was part of the founding teams of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Swedish Museum of Migration and Democracy. He has been an International Advisor on Museums, Human Rights and Social Inclusion for the City of Medellin. Armando collaborates with museums, cultural institutions, and communities on issues of social justice, human rights, and inclusion in Canada and abroad. Armando holds a Bachelor of Laws from l’Université Laval in Canada and a Master of Laws in International Human Rights Law from Lund University and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Sweden.

Deirdre Prins-Solani

Deirdre Prins-Solani Deirdre Prins-Solani is a specialist in education, culture and heritage and a spatial justice activist.

Deidre’s work experience over the past three decades has been in the areas of both tangible and intangible cultural heritage. She is a member of the global facilitators network under the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage. In her capacity as facilitator, she has conducted training across Africa, Caribbean and Asia Pacific regions in intangible cultural heritage, sustainable development and policy design. Some of her museum specific experience includes Advisor to World Museum of Art and Memory, the Women’s Museum SA, Centre for Heritage Development in Africa, the Robben Island Museum and the African program in museums and heritage studies.

Coordination:

Carlos Serrano Carlos Serrano is the Capacity Building Coordinator at ICOM and leads the training programmes for the international community of museum professionals.

Carlos is also lecturer at the University Sorbonne-Nouvelle for the Master in Museums and New Media. Previously, he was Head of the Department of Education and Cultural Activities at the National Museum of Colombia and Site Manager of San Agustin Archaeological Park. He has also worked as a consultant for the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, university teacher, and as researcher, planner and developer of exhibitions and cultural projects. He is a Communication and Media Professional, Specialist in Business Administration and holds a Masters in World Heritage Studies.

Ludovica Antonucci Ludovica Antonucci is the Museum Training Programme Assistant at ICOM.

Ludovica assists the Capacity Building Coordinator in the organisation of training programmes for the international community of museum professionals. Previously, she was Heritage Protection and Capacity Building Assistant at ICOM, worked at the ICOM Foundation and in the organisation of ICOM’s annual meetings in Kyoto (2019) and Paris (2018). She also worked as Cultural Mediator at the Dartmouth Rome Center, developing cultural activities for American students. Graduated in 2017 in Literature and Language – Italian and European Studies, she later earned a Specialized Double Master’s degree in Management of cultural and artistic activities.

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