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Jette Sandahl served as Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at the National Museum of Denmark, and as Director Experience at National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. She was the founding director of the pioneering Museum of World Cultures in Sweden and of the Women’s Museum of Denmark. Most recently, she was director of the Museum of Copenhagen.

She attended the Getty Museum Management Institute, and has held a number of elected and appointed posts in the national and international museum world. Most recently, she led ICOM’s efforts to define a new framework and new parameters for a current museum definition. A long time EMYA judge, she now chairs the European Museum Forum.

Spanning her background in psychology and her museum career is a commitment to the formation of new paradigms and platforms for individual and collective empowerment, for cultural participation and social justice. She publishes within the board museological field.



Mike Murawski is a changemaker, museum thinker, and author living in Portland, Oregon, USA. Mike currently serves as the Director of Learning & Community Partnerships for the Portland Art Museum, and is the founding editor of ArtMuseumTeaching.

Prior to his position at the Portland Art Museum, he served as Director of School Services at the Saint Louis Art Museum as well as Coordinator of Education and Public Programs at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a contributor to the Museums as Sites of Social Action (MASS Action) initiative supporting equity and inclusion in museums, and served as First Wave Project Advisor for OF/BY/FOR ALL initiative based out of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History helping civic and cultural organizations grow of, by, and for their communities.  

Mike is proud to be the co-founder of the #MuseumsAreNotNeutral campaign aimed at erasing the myth of museum neutrality and demanding our institutions act as agents of change. He has spoken nationally and internationally on the social responsibilities of museums and how museums can serve as agents of positive change and social action within their own communities. 



Diane Drubay is a long-standing member of the museum and innovation effervescence, a specialist in museum strategy but also an event curator, community builder, writer and artist. She founded Buzzeum in 2007, a new media and communication agency which specialised in museums and cultural institutions, and the homonymous blog which gave her international fame by reviewing innovative museum news. Before founding Buzzeum she worked at the Ministry of Culture and Communication as a digital project manager, and at the Henner Museum in Paris as the online communication manager and event curator. 

In 2011 she co-founded Museomix, a hackathon for museums. In 2013 she founded We Are Museums in Lithuania, a yearly event and European hub at the intersection of culture and innovation which has been traveling since then to Poland, Germany, Romania, Latvia and Morocco. Since 2014 she has curated the programming of Museum Connections, the international trade show and conference for museum businesses set in Paris every January. For the last few years she has taught digital strategy and project management at Sciences Po Paris and EAC Paris, and regularly speaks at international conferences to share her vision of the future of museums. 

Diane Drubay is also a video artist and photographer, investigating psychoactive and transcendental experiences through images of nature to expand the idea of the sublime. 

Last Updated: 20 January 2020

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