French Speakers’ Biographies

“In Conversations (French Caribbean)”-  August 27, 2020 – 6:00 PM EDT

  • Lyne-Rose Beuze, Chief Curator, CTM (Martinique)
  • Laurella Rinçon, General Director, Mémorial ACTe (Guadeloupe)
  • Florent Plasse, Head of Collections and Heritage, Fondation Clément (Martinique)
  • Jean Mathiot, Executive Director, Centre d’Art (Haïti)
  • Animatrice: Katarina Jacobson, Head of Collections Department, Musée Edgar Clerc/ MAC Board member

Lyne-Rose Beuze (English bio coming soon)

Laurella Rinçon is Director General of MACTe in Guadeloupe. She is a Curator for Museums and Heritage who specializes in Eastern Africa, Caribbean and Indian Ocean collections, history and cultures. She previously worked as an expert for museums in UNESCO and collaborated as a research associate on the Museums and Colonial Legacy program in Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris. Since 1998, she has developed curatorial and research programs within several international institutions including the Smithsonian Institution, Iziko Museum, and Musée du quai Branly. She co-curated the Horizons, Voices from a Global Africa exhibition (2004) at Världkulturmuseet in Göteborg, coordinated the Heritage of Slavery program at the French Ministry of Culture (2011-2012), and participated in the The Slave at the Louvre program at the Okwui Enwezor Triennal in Paris (2012).

Florent Plasse (English bio coming soon)

Jean Mathiot (english bio coming soon)

Katarina Jacobcon is a Guadeloupean archaeologist and collections manager of the Edgar Clerc Archaeological Museum in Guadeloupe. She has a background in art history and archaeology and studied Pre-columbian archaeology at Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris) where she obtained a Master’s degree in 2002 in association with the Caribbean Research Center of Leiden University. For 5 years she worked at the Edgar Clerc Museum implementing cultural activities; she later became the collections manager and carried out the required ten-year inventorization of the collections. In 2013 she joined the NEXUS1492 ERC research project at Leiden University (the Netherlands) as a PhD candidate in Caribbean archaeology, with a research focus on ceramic technology. In 2018, Katarina returned to Guadeloupe and the Edgar Clerc Museum with the objective of setting up the conservation and preservation plan of the collections. She was also co-curator of the international exhibition Caribbean Ties, locally named Liens caribéens / Lyannaj péyi LaKarayib in French and Créole. In 2019, she received MAC’s first Emerging Caribbean Museum Professional Award. One of the few first aiders to cultural heritage in time of crisis and natural disaster (UNESCO) from the region, Katarina is the first archaeologist of Guadeloupean origin, specializing in Caribbean archaeology.