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Manon Janssens Head of Exhibitions & Archive BA, MA

Manon is an associate director at ZHA and head of exhibitions and archives. She is responsible for co-curating and coordinating all of the firm’s exhibition projects, as well as the strategic development and overall management of the ZHA legacy project, and the day-to-day running of the archives. She is also in charge of developing bespoke collection databases in order to manage both the digital and physical archives of the practice, including devising strategies for the conservation, preservation, storage and digitisation of the collection. Prior to joining ZHA, Manon was associate director and head of communications and press at David Chipperfield Architects in London.

Manon oversees the production and logistics of all exhibition projects, negotiating contracts and insurance agreements with the hosting organisations, overseeing the loads and shipments, selecting and preparing items to be exhibited, commissioning new work to be exhibited, compiling project information and images for catalogues and captions, and overseeing the installations and de-installation of each exhibition.

Manon received her BA in Letters and Art from the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy in 1996, as well as her MA in Architectural Multimedia Systems from Rome Tre University in 1998. She completed her Erasmus European Scholarship at the Katholieke University in Leuven, Belgium in 1995.

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