Raivis Simansons, PhD, is a co-founder of Creative Museum. The Riga based think-tank advocates for a larger awareness and recognition of museums as part of creative industries and their contribution to social cohesion and wellbeing.
Raivis has worked at the Ministry of Culture in Latvia and a number of museums. From 2011 to 2017 he was member of the Academic Working Team charged with the task of conceptualising and producing the House of European History in Brussels - a project of the European Parliament. With research interests in museum politics, Raivis is a seasoned moderator of museum conferences and events.
At NEMO’s Annual Conference, Raivis will moderate Panel II: Museums and Cities, Creative Industries and Science on Friday 16 November 2018. Raivis will also moderate the Working Group Museum and Creative Industries discussion Museums and Creative Industries – An unlikely partnership? on Saturday 17 November 2018. Please note that you have to pre-register online to the Working Group Meeting.