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Carine Ayélé Durand

Carine Ayélé Durand is a social anthropologist and completed her doctorate at the
University of Cambridge (2010) after completing an MPhil in Ethnology at the
University of Aix-en-Provence (France, 1999) and a MA in International Negotiation
at Aix-en-Provence (France, 2000).

She has worked for nearly twenty years in various curatorial and research capacities
at the Musée des Confluences (Lyon, France, 2000-2004), the University of
Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (UK, 2004-2006), and the
Nordiska Museet (Stockholm, Sweden, 2007). She has curated several public
exhibitions about contemporary indigenous art and political movement for the Musée
des Confluences (Inuit 2002-2003), the Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and
Anthropology (Northern Skies, Southern Stars 2006, Sápmi 2010) and the Nordiska
Museet (Sápmi 2007), and conducted a research project into collaborative exhibitions
between Indigenous Peoples and European museums (Durand, 2010). A Cultural
Heritage consultant in Barcelona, Spain between February 2011 and August 2015,
she is currently Head Curator at the Ethnographic Museum of Geneva (MEG).

Since 1998, she has conducted long-term anthropological field research crossing the
boundaries of disciplines between social anthropology, education, performance
studies, and art. Her research method is based on a transnational approach which
has led her to conduct research in a wide variety of settings including anthropological
museums in Italy, France, the UK, Norway and Sweden, theatres in Brazil, and the
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland.

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