COMO (contemporary/modern) Museum of Art is Pakistan’s first private museum dedicated to the preservation and promotion of contemporary and modern art. We at COMO hope to engage the public through a series of exhibitions, talks and events. Our goal is to create and nurture ‘museum going culture’ in Lahore.
We will be collaborating with organisations such as the Lahore Biennale Foundation (LBF) and the Lahore Literary Festival (LLF), hosting their events and working together with our shared goal of celebrating and advancing the arts and culture of Pakistan and connecting it with the global narrative.
We further hope to foster an environment of interactive learning with a generation of young students in schools, colleges and universities. To that end, we plan to partner with academic institutions and carry out a series of academic programmes such as fieldtrips, workshops and art talks.
We hope to build this network of interactive public engagement in Lahore and then expand the COMO community both nationally and internationally.
I have been working on this project since I completed my Master’s Degree from Central Saint Martins in 2013, though the dream goes back even further. Five years later the vision is becoming a reality and I can’t wait to share it with you all! COMO has brought together my passion for art and love for Lahore.
The hope is for the museum to be a cultural haven in the city and for our visitors to embrace it and maybe even fall in love with it. Here’s to the COMO community – we’ll always have art!
Seher Tareen, Founding President