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The Talloires Network and Open Society University Network are pleased to host workshops organized by engaged research scholars as part of the Amplifying the Voices of Engaged Researchers initiative. This community of practice has met regularly to share ideas and strategies for engaged scholarship across geo-political boundaries, create new and lasting ties among engaged researchers, and organize online workshops for engaged scholars around the world.

Date: 14 February, 2024, 9:00 -10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

This event will provide simultaneous interpretation in Spanish to English and English to Spanish.

Museums and institutions dedicated to memory recognize their potential as platforms for citizen engagement, but we are indebted to building bridges among ourselves to strengthen our role as tools for the transformation of society. What unites us, what is the extent of the diversity that makes us rich, and what can we learn from each other, are questions we propose to address to shape a strong collective of solidarity. The Colombian Alliance of Museums invites global researchers, museums, and initiatives in the service of memories and heritage to join this conversation and envision a collaborative path forward.

Discussants (Cohort colleagues):

Jennifer Baird, University of London (UK)

Anne Chen, Bard College (US)


William López Rosas

Director of National Museum of Colombia. He holds a Ph.D. in Art and Architecture from the same University and a Master's in Art History. As a professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, he became the first director of the Master in Museology and Heritage Management. He also has been director of the Art Museum of the National University of Colombia and coordinator of the Education group in the Museo de Arte del Banco de la República de Colombia.




Italia Samudio Reyes

Member of the Advocacy Committee of the Colombian Alliances of Museums. She leads the Research Area of Colectivo de Comunicaciones Montes de María and the Itinerant Museum of Memory and. She holds a Master's degree in Contemporary Anthropology from the Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia. For 25 years she has researched memory, identity, territory, human rights, and peace narratives.



Camilo Murcia

Member of the Advocacy Committee of the Colombian Alliances of Museums. Camilo holds a Master's degree in Museology and History from the National University of Colombia. Engaging in digital humanities and public history, his research concentrates on initiatives aimed at sharing history through both traditional and digital means. He contributes to the development and execution of strategies for handling and promoting archives related to human rights, as well as taking part in the curation, formulation, and management of exhibition and museological projects.