MUSEUMS AND THE WEB 1998

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Overview of MW98: Why you should attend MW98 Learn new skills to enhance your museum site Explore issues and controversies facing Museums and the Web Experts featured at MW98 Commercial products and services to enhance your web site Organizations supporting MW98: Online interchange regarding the virtual museum experience Juried awards to best web sites in 5 categories

Alicia Haber

Director of MUVA, MUVA EL PAIS

Alicia Haber, director of MUVA Virtual Museum of Art,s is a graduate of Instituto de Profesores Artigas (Montevideo, Uruguay) and studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (U.S.A). She teaches art history since 1973 and since 1985 at Instituto de Profesores Artigas. She is senior art critic in the cultural section of El Pais since 1982, and is artistic advisor and exhibition curator for the Department of Culture of the Municipality of Montevideo since 1988. She is the author of various books and papers including Latin American Art in the Twentieth Century edited by Edward Sullivan (chapter on Uruguayan art, published by Phaidon Press in English and by Nerea in Spanish), El arte de Juan Manuel Blanes in Spanish and The art of Juan Manuel Blanes in English (co-authors: Katherine Manthorne and Edward Sullivan published by the Americas Society, New York), Arte uruguayo contemporáneo; cinco propuestas (with an essay by Roberto de Espada, published by Banda Oriental), Vernacular culture in Uruguayan art (published by Florida International University), an essay on Contemporary Uruguayan Art and private life in the third volume of Historias de la vida privada en el Uruguay (directed by José Pedro Barrán, Gerardo Caetano and Teresa Porzecanski, published by Taurus, Spain). She has also published articles on Uruguayan art history in the magazines Artinf (Argentina), Arte en Colombia - Art Nexus (Colombia), Plástica (Puerto Rico), and El País Cultural (Uruguay). She has written texts for numerous catalogues, including the ones published for the retrospectives of Carlos González, Luis Solari, Francisco Matto, Jorge Damiani and Tola Invernizzi, and has undertaken special research such as "Montevideo y la plastica" (published by the Department of Culture of the Municipality of Montevideo). She has also contributed articles on Uruguayan art to the MacMillan Publishers' Encyclopedia of Art. She has been invited as a panelist to lecture on her specialty at diverse international congresses and meetings, participating as speaker and paper presenter in events held by AICA (International Association of Art Critics), LASA (Latin American Studies Association), International Congress of Americanists, and CAA (College Art Association).

As a scholar of Uruguayan art she has given lectures at various Uruguayan and foreign institutions (University of Texas at Austin, State University at San Diego, Museum of Latin American Art of the OAS in Washington, University of Chicago). She has carried out research for the University of Texas at Austin while on a Fulbright Grant for Senior Researchers (1985). She received the Rockefeller Foundation Mentor Grant for the College Art Association Annual Conference (1995), the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs - Chicago Artist International Program CAIP grant to work at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago (1995), and obtained a Fulbright grant for research on art administration to work at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1997). She has served on the juries of numerous competitions. In her capacity as curator she has organized dozens of exhibitions, including retrospectives of Carlos Gonzalez, Luis Solari and Francisco Matto, and "Life in a boundless land: the gaucho scenes of Juan Manuel Blanes" at the Americas Society of New York, 1994 (which traveled to museums in Miami and Tucson during 1995). In 1988 she was elected the best Latin American critic of the year by the Art Critics Association of Argentina. She is a member of the ICOM, AICA, CIMAM, ALAA and CAA.

Alicia will present The Importance of a Virtual Museum in a Third World Country: The Experience of MUVA, Virtual Museum of Arts El Pais.


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