The 2017 Award winner: Rebecca Amsellem

On the evening of 28 September in Brussels, Dr. Rebecca Amsellem from France was announced as the winner of the 4th ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management for her PhD thesis “The international strategies of museums and their new business models” defended at University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne . 

Rebecca Amsellem  has a PhD in economics and specialised in innovative business models in the museum field from the Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. She is also a lecturer at Sciences Po in Paris, and in IESA business school. She previously worked at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris, the Forum d’Avignon, CNAM and collaborated with the Victoria&Albert Museum in London. 

She is also the founder of feminist newsletter Les Glorieuses which aims at empowering women through various topics. Les Glorieuses is also an organization also raises awereness about crucial issues such as equal pay gap with #7novembre17h34, women experts in the media… For the French presidential elections she launched #LesFemmesOntLePouvoir an empowering plateform which analyzes what the candidates did for or against women’s rights and encourage civic participation in the debates on women’s rights.