Uzbekistan: At the Crossroads between East and West

2024-07-18 01:01:49

Yannick Lintz

Uzbekistan: At the Crossroads between East and West


February 8, 2024    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Bookings closed


Mazumdar-Shaw auditorium
22, Kasturba Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar , Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560001
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Suzani, 20th century, Uzbekistan, cotton, silk, L.121 cm, W. 90 cm, TXT.00115.

Drawing from her experience as curator of the seminal exhibition Splendours of the Oases of Uzbekistan presented at the Louvre in 2022, Yannick Lintz will highlight the specificities of Uzbekistan’s complex and rich cultural identity, and the challenges and choices involved in bringing it to a broader Western audience. Delving into the core narratives of the exhibition and the conditions under which it was organised, she will highlight the cultural and diplomatic significance of the endeavour. 

The Splendours of the Oases of Uzbekistan exhibition took visitors on a fascinating journey to the crossroads of civilisations, in the heart of central Asia, in Uzbekistan. The exhibition looked at how, through the years, this hotspot of exchange and cultural flourishing provided a forum for Western and Eastern civilisations to dialogue and mingle harmoniously. 

Insider’s View is MAP’s series exploring behind-the-scenes journeys of different aspects of museums and exhibitions that inspire and engage the audience in different ways. Through the programme, museum professionals take the audience virtually to diverse institutions around the world and share stories, anecdotes, rewarding experiences, and challenges they face in conceptualising, as well as developing the project in focus.


Bookings are closed for this event.

Yannick Lintz

President, National Museum of Asian Art - Guimet (France)

Dr Yannick Lintz began her career as Director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Agen. Between 2000 and 2002, she was advisor for museums and heritage to Jack Lang, then Minister of Education. She then joined the Louvre in 2003, where she was appointed Head of the Islamic Art Department in 2013, a position she held until her appointment as President of the National Museum of Asian Art – Guimet in November 2022 by the President of the French Republic, Mr Emmanuel Macron.


She has curated numerous international exhibitions such as “Medieval Morocco”, and “The Splendors of the Uzbekistan’s Oases” at the Louvre Museum and abroad. Her involvement in major cultural diplomacy initiatives translated into several large-scale and ground-breaking projects with Arab countries, Central Asia and Iran, where she presented Le Louvre à Téhéran in 2018. In 2020, she organised a nation-wide event, deployed in 18 French cities, called Islamic Art: A Past for a Present. She has also developed an international expertise on Islamic Art Museums advising on their policies, narratives, and educational challenges. 


As Guest Professor at the Sorbonne University (Paris, France) and at Senghor University (Alexandria, Egypt), she has taught courses on Museum Management and Heritage Education. She has extensive experience on Endangered Heritage through her previous position as Vice-Chairman of ICOM France from 2000 through 2009. Dr Lintz is a Knight of the French Order of Merit and of the Legion of Honor as well as an Officer of Arts and Letters. She holds a Ph.D. in Achaemenid History from La Sorbonne University and graduated as General Curator of Heritage.

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