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Alma Salem

Independent Curator and Cultural Advisor, Lebanon

Alma Salem is an independent curator and cultural advisor. Her expertise ranges from international cultural relations, heritage protection, visual and performing arts, cultural leadership and entrepreneurship, and a recent focus on arts in development and conflict. Alma worked for the British Council from 2006-2015 and held many senior positions, including 5 years as the Middle East North Africa regional programs manager for the arts. She also served as the cultural resource manager at the Near East French Institute (IFPO) where she created 'Bank of Images,' a 10-year project of preserving the visual heritage of the Levant in partnership with the National Centre of Scientific Research in France (CNRS). She is recognized among the MENA artistic community as a cultural activist. She contributed to the first Aerial Atlas of Levant, the installation of the Syrian European Archaeology exhibition at the Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA), Paris, France. She also curated the touring exhibition 'Syria Third Space' showcasing the new works of Syrian artists in times of conflict.

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