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Clémence Cottard Hachem

Clémence Cottard Hachem is the artistic director of BeMA (Beirut Museum of Art), after being the co-director and Head of Collections at the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut. Her research is focused on photographic practices of the 19th and 20th centuries, exploring their ontological character, conventions and reception. Since 2012, she has concentrated on the preservation and study of photographic collections relating to the Middle East. Seeking to address issues relating to the conservation, digitisation and accessibility of the region’s photographic heritage, she is expanding her research field to cover practices and applications relating to digital technologies in cultural institutions

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