Suhanya Raffel, Kamini Sawhney
M+ Building, Image credit: Kitmin Lee, Courtesy of M+, Hong Kong
This episode of MAP’s series Director’s Cut features Suhanya Raffel, Director of M+ Hong Kong.
With some of the world’s foremost collections of twentieth and twenty-first century visual culture, and its monumental building, M+ is rooted in Asia but defined, developed, and examined from a global perspective. Since joining the institution as its Director in 2019, Suhanya Raffel has led the museum’s vision, broadening its international reach and championing its deep connection with its local community. Over the last six years her focus has been on delivering and sustaining an institution while facing a range of challenges that include a pandemic, social unrest, supply chain interruptions, travel restrictions, managing local and global expectations in the face of ensuring curatorial integrity and excellence as the base benchmark of the museum’s work.
The Director’s Cut series, anchored by MAP’s Director, Kamini Sawhney, offers a glimpse into how the institution of the museum is being reimagined and reinvented today and presents a unique opportunity to hear from reputed practitioners in museums around the world as they reflect on their institutional experiences, behind-the-scenes challenges, unique initiatives, and more.
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