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Art and Togetherness Committee

Created in 2019, the Art and Togetherness Committee guides the Museum in fulfilling its mission of becoming a universally accessible gathering place for dialogue and cultural exchange.

Through our daily interactions, we are confronted with the challenge of knowing and understanding the Other. With the addition of this committee, the MMFA hopes to further support its educational and community mandate to foster social harmony, as well as continue its initiatives in that regard, along with its many partners.

The Art and Togetherness Committee aims to encourage the Museum’s reflection and actions in respect to accessibility and reaching out to the community. It will promote the implementation of projects enhancing diversity and inclusion, as well as bring partner organizations together on intercultural issues.

The Committee, which meets three times a year, comprises three members of the MMFA and seven specialists on intercultural issues:

Michel de la Chenelière

Committee president

Moridja Kitenge Banza

Artist and Educational Programs Officer – World Cultures and Togetherness, MMFA

Marie Houzeau

Executive Director, Groupe de recherche et d’intervention sociale (GRIS) de Montréal

Mohammed Makhfi

Artist, calligrapher and art educator

Cécile Rousseau

Pediatric psychiatrist, professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University and director of the RAPS (research and action on social polarization) team

Moussa Sène

Chair, Conseil interculturel de Montréal

Bob W. White

Director, Laboratoire de recherche en relations interculturelles (LABRRI) and Head, Montréal ville interculturelle research partnership

Cathy Wong

Speaker of City Council, Ville de Montréal
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