We are glad to welcome Mahnaz Asadi to CIMAM!
I hope that all kinds of awareness and artistic activities are a way to move from a weak civil society to a dynamic, powerful, and ethical civil society.
"Communicating between cultures, finding common concerns and matter to discuss, sharing experiences and knowledge, learning and gaining new skills, raising my awareness, and obtaining new experiences about professional work in museums and collections. All these are part of my reasons and interest to join CIMAM.
As a person interested in the social and urban roles of museums and art institutions (Especially in this geo-political sensitive region), I believe that People and Governors often forget the significance of art in the discourse of social, cultural, and global concerns.
I hope that all kinds of awareness and artistic activities are a way to move from a weak civil society to a dynamic, powerful, and ethical civil society. This is a subject that needs to be updated due to fast changes, or even conflicts we face every day in this today world."
Mahnaz Asadi, Head of Museum, Ministry of Cultural Heritage,Tourism, and Handicrafts (MCTH), Tehran, Iran Niavaran cultural - historic complex (Niavaran Palace) / from 2005. Mahnaz was a CIMAM Travel Grantee in 2018, funded by The Getty Foundation.
About Mahnaz Asadi
As a curator graduated from Faculty of cultural heritage, she started her job at National Museum of Medical History. After two years, she has started working at Niavaran cultural & historical complex (Niavaran Palace) up to now and since the beginning of her career at this complex, she has worked in different positions. During the recent years, she was the head of Jahan Nama museum (the museum of Queen Farah Pahlavi’s private collection of Modern art) and Niavaran Private Palace (the Main museum of Niavaran complex mostly dedicated to contemporary art. She also worked for a while as a cultural deputy and Head of research department in Niavaran Complex.
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Thank you Mahnaz Asadi, for becoming a member of CIMAM!