Afghanculture.org – FRANCE

– A non-profit organization (“association loi de 1901”) registered under the laws of France

Afghanculturemuseum Foundation – USA

– A non-profit organization registered under the laws of Delaware, USA
– Fiscal sponsor: New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
– Therefore all donations are tax-exempted in the U.S[/box_grey]



Founder and Director
Her new endeavor, focused on Afghan Culture, is awaited by all in the new media industry as a ground breaking way of shaping out a new way of approaching Afghanistan. Mrs Bastide’s network of international relations between Europe, the U.S and the Far East + expertise in building bridges between cultures and people will help shape a dynamic interaction aimed at new communication links, inside and outside Afghanistan. Well-known for being a precursor, Mrs Bastide has a true understanding on how our today’s fast-paced media evolves.

Yona Friedman


Structure Conceptor
Worldwide known artist/architect regarded as a true innovator. His involvement with Afghanculturemuseum.org guarantees major media impact (newspaper articles, TV and Web reports) throughout the world. For the past 40 years, Mr Friedman has been shaping a new way of approaching creative work by linking it to our day to day lives. Friedman was the guest of honor of the Kassel Dokumenta and in 2003 of the Venice Biennale. His work is now part of the Getty Museum in LA, Moma NY, and Pompidou Center in Paris Collections.


Patrick Pleutin


Artistic Director
Website creator for Dior and Kenzo, Patrick Pleutin also has worked for many electronic as well as graphic editions of various Museum shows. He is in charge of all the visual communication of the “Orchestre de Paris”. Film-maker and painter as well, Pleutin is all hands in various creative aspect of multimedia. He also teaches multimedia at the famous Ecole Estienne, in Paris, France. Therefore, he is perfectly in tune with all new media future orientations.
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Thibault LANDEL

Sr. User Experience Designer (UX)
With over 15 years of experience shared between Canada and France, he has strong skills in interactive projects supervision. He has worked on many transmedia projects and won several awards including a DigiAwards into the category “Best in Canadian Culture 2012” for “Les Enfants de la Bolduc” .

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Rohullah Amin

Rohullah AMIN

Director of the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies (AIAS)
An Afghan national, born and raised in Afghanistan, medical doctor by training (psychiatrist) graduated from Kabul Medical University. He did his Master’s in Applied Psychology at New York University under a Fulbright scholarship. Currently the country director of the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies, a research center encouraging the culture of scholarly research on Afghanistan. Rohullah is also involved in doing his own research on Psychology of peace building and rehabilitation of war mentality that focuses on stereotypical perspectives of in-group and out-group thinking in Afghanistan.

Ateeq   NOSHER


Representive in Afghanistan
C.E.O of Apex2 Consulting : public financial management & market assessments. Former Chief Economist at Da Afghanistan Bank & consultant at the World Bank. Founder & former President of Afghan Intellectuals Network an online Facebook platform. Graduated from Harvard University

Yama Akbar


Legal Advisor
Former associate at Ernst & Young Law Firm. Partner at Paris ASB Law Firm, specializing in merger and acquisitions, communications and new technologies with many clients in the UK, the U.S, Afghanistan and the Middle-East.  Yama Akbar, born in Kabul, speaks Persan and Pashtu, as well as English and French.





This committee will monitor and evaluate all contents of Afghanculturemuseum.org

Michael BARRY
Lecturer Medieval and Modern Islamic Cultures, Princeton University – Play Video

Chief Curator, Musée Guimet – Paris

Ethnologist, Museum Histoire Naturelle – Paris

Zemarialay TARZI
Former Director of Afghan Institute of Archaeology

In talk with
Sheila CANBY
Patti Cadby Birch Curator in Charge Islamic Art, Metropolitan Museum of Arts NY

Massumeh FARHAD
Chief Curator and Curator of Islamic Art, Freer & Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian, Washington



Mrs Masuma NAZARI
Director National Archives of Afghanistan

Rohullah AMIN
Director of American Institute for Afghanistan Studies (AIAS)

Founder of Marefat High School (2nd finalist Global Teacher Prize)




Contributors will participate to the contents of Afghanculturemuseum.org

Writer and Film-maker who won the prestigious literary French Goncourt Prize in 2008

Barmak AKRAM
Film-maker, musician and painter. Director of the acclaimed feature film: “Kabuli Kid”. 2013 Best Screenplay Award at the Sundance Film Festival for “Wajma”

Former Afghan Ambassador to Paris. Currently Senior Expert for US Institute of Peace – Afghan Team in Washington DC

Bismillah KHUSRAVI
Upcoming musician painter and calligrapher regarded as the new talent to watch.[/box_grey]