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Florence Belaën

Université Lumière Lyon 2
After studying theoretical physics, Florence Belaën obtained a PhD in 2002 in Information and Communication Sciences, focusing on science museums and immersive exhibitions. She worked for ten years at the great Parisian museum, the Cité des sciences et de l'Industrie, as technical mediation staff and then as technical programming staff. From 2008 to 2013, he headed the National Observatory of Scientific and Technical Heritage and Culture at the request of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. From 2014 to 2021, she held the position of Director of Culture, Science and Society at the University of Lyon, implementing a territorialised scientific culture dissemination policy through the Pop'sciences portal, a "science shop" that experiments with participatory research and maintains a platform on research ethics, scientific integrity and social responsibility. Since 2021, as Director of Science and Society at the Université Lumière Lyon 2, specialising in Human and Social Sciences, she oversees the Lyon Science Boutique, the institution's science mediation policy, the University of All Ages, the Moulds Museum, the Incubator and the department of continuing and alternating education. In the continuity of her training and professional career, Florence has always reconciled expertise, research and programming with major projects on the themes of the circulation of knowledge, the relationship between science and society, cultural mediation and museographic evolution.
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