To Be Discussed Panel Series: The Builders


As MOCCA embarks on a decisive moment in our evolution, we are seizing the opportunity to initiate a timely conversation on the role and relevance of museums today through the exhibition TBD. Taken from the acronym ‘To Be Determined’, this title describes the exhibition’s central theme: as the keepers of our culture, a museum’s role and definition must evolve in tandem with a city’s cultural and social needs.

A moderated panel, The Builders is comprised of community and culture builders on the level of CEOs, consultants and property developers. The participants on this panel have the ability to influence the development of the community as well as local, national and international culture from their positions at the top.

The panel will identify and discuss the issues they consider urgent for contemporary art institutions locally, nationally and globally. The participants will respond to such issues from within the context of their own roles and responsibilities.


Jill Birch, CEO, Canadian Art Foundation

Gail Dexter Lord, Co-President, Lord Cultural Resources

Alfredo Romano, President, Castlepoint Numa

Matthew Teitelbaum, Michael and Sonja Koerner director, and CEO, Art Gallery of Ontario


Christopher Hume, Architecture Critic and Columnist of the Toronto Star

To Be Discussed Panel Series: The Builders

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