Since 2014, along with his team, Mauricio Estrada-Muñoz has successfully created spaces to engage in conversation outside the Museum of Ethnography Geneva’s own political, social and cultural circles, attracting people with different backgrounds and beliefs. The museum has promoted creative practices of many kinds, and engaged with new audiences through community and civic partnerships. This commitment was awarded in 2017 with the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) by the European Museum Forum, under the auspices of the Council of Europe.
In 2020, Mauricio was appointed Head of the Sustainability Transformation Strategic Program. In 2013, he was commissioned by the Montreux Jazz Festival to develop an exhibition to promote the festival’s audiovisual heritage, which was recently added to UNESCO’s “Memory of the World” register. Between 2009 and 2013 Mauricio actively participated in the implementation, curation and programming of the Studio 13/16, the first long-term gallery dedicated to teenagers in a major cultural institution – Centre Pompidou (Paris). Awarded with the Best Practice Award (ICOM) the Studio 13/16 aims at bridging the gap between teens and museums. After obtaining his Master’s degree, Mauricio Estrada-Muñoz joined SFMOMA, a pioneer institution in the use of technology, to evaluate digital educational campaigns and their impact on the public. Previously, he was a research assistant in Social Psychology at the University of Geneva.