Episode 3: Episode 3. Museum in transitional era: a case of Georgian National Museum
Episode theme – Museum in transitional era: a case of Georgian National Museum. Guest – David Lordkipanidze
Host – Nana Meparishvili David Lordkipanidze Prof. David Lordkipanidze is the first General Director of the Georgian National Museum that unifies major museums of the country and research institutions. Under his leadership (since 2015) the Museum is gradually transforming from a Soviet-type institution into a vibrant space for culture, education and science. Eight Museums have already been renovated and two of them – Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography (in 2016) and Bolnisi Museum (in 2022) were nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA). Prof. Lordkipanidze’s professional activities are connected with Dmanisi, the world famous archaeological site. He has authored over 120 scientific articles published in widely respected and well-known scientific journals such as Nature, Science Magazine, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences of USA, Journal of Human Evolution and more. Among the awards and memberships received by Prof. Lordkipanidze for his groundbreaking discoveries and leadership are few to mention that he is a Member of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences; Member of the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea); foreign associate member of the US National Academy of Sciences.