Raivis Sīmansons, PhD, co-founder of Creative Museum (Latvia)
The Riga based thinktank Creative Museum 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.
Creative Museums Think Tank (Latvia) http://www.creativemuseum.lv/en/news/
NEMO Working Group on museums and creative industries: https://www.ne-mo.org/about-us/working-groups/working-group-museums-and-creative-industries.html