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Museums as culture factories

Charles Saumarez Smith and Richard Williams in conversation

How have art museums changed in the past century and where are they headed in the future?
Date
Saturday, 25 September 2021
Time
11.45 am - 12.15 pm

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Charles Saumarez Smith, former Director of the National Gallery and author of 'The Art Museum in Modern Times' (Thames & Hudson 2021), and Richard J. Williams, Professor of Contemporary Visual Cultures at Edinburgh University and author of 'The Culture Factory: Architecture and the Contemporary Art Museum' (Lund Humphries 2021) will discuss the nature of the contemporary museum and its architecture, including new developments in art spaces internationally, and the advantages and disadvantages of museums being viewed as civic spaces and architectural icons.

Image: Detail from Duccio, 'The Healing of the Man born Blind', 1307/8-11

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The Association for Art History as part of the Art History Festival

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Museums as culture factories

Charles Saumarez Smith and Richard Williams in conversation

How have art museums changed in the past century and where are they headed in the future?
Date
Saturday, 25 September 2021
Time
11.45 am - 12.15 pm

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