Organized with the help of Aga Khan Music Initiative as the Knowledge Partner – to share ambition to promote genuine exchange between policymakers and artists – the Edinburgh International Culture Summit brings together Culture Ministers, artists, thinkers and arts leaders from around the world to share ideas, expertise and best practice, with a view to inspiring positive change in cultural policy and investment. Set against the incomparable backdrop of one of the world’s greatest cultural events, the Edinburgh Festivals, the Culture Summit is uniquely placed to facilitate genuine and creative exchange between practitioners and policy-makers.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Culture and Heritage plenary
- Francesco Bandarin, Assistant Director-General for Culture UNESCO Paris
- Prince Amyn Aga Khan, Aga Khan Development Network, Geneva
- Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director-General Antiquities and Museums in Syria, Damascus
Having attended school in Switzerland, Prince Amyn obtained a BA (magna cum laude) from Harvard University and an MA from Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. In 1964 he joined the United Nations Secretariat in New york, where he served in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and in 1968 he joined the Aga Khan’s Secretariat at Aiglemont, France. Prince Amyn is a member of the Board of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development and is currently Chairman of its Executive Committee. He is also a Director of the Aga Khan Foundation and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, where he has been actively associated with the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and the Historic Cities Support Programme. Prince Amyn is a Trustee of the World Monuments Fund and is also a Director of the Silk Road Project (launched by yo-yo Ma). He is a member of the Council of the Friends of the louvre, of the Metropolitan Museum’s Visiting Committee of the Department of Islamic Art and of the Museum of Modern Art’s International Council. Prince Amyn has been actively involved in the creation (and even design) of the Serena hotels as lodges and of many other Aga Khan Development Network buildings.
More information about the summit and the schedule of events is available here.