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How to be fearless in a museum

18 May marks International Museum Day. WCPUN is pleased to highlight the work of Artist and WCPUN Cultural Adviser, Gema Alava, whose book How to Be Fearless in a Museum (Cómo Perder el Miedo Dentro de un Museo, Editorial El Ojo de la Cultura, 2020) was recently presented at the Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art (MAAC) in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Alava’s work is an example of how museums can engage directly with communities via relational art projects inside their gallery space. “Museums, institutions and foundations can serve as bridges between the ancestral knowledge of native cultures, the communities that live in the land of the museums, and contemporary artists who work on achieving a better and more sustainable future for all,” Alava states.