Behind the Scenes of the Museum: Artists in Collections

Behind the Scenes of the Museum: Artists in Collections

Gill Nicol and Spike Dennis report back from our symposium examining how artists can work with museum collections


Gill Nicol

Report from Behind the Scenes of the Museum: Artists in Collections

Gill Nicol

 As Sheila McGregor, Director of Axisweb, said in her introduction, this subject seems to be of the moment or the zeitgeist.  

Artists are responding to and investing time in working with museum collections, alongside curators who increasingly understand the value of  dialogue between the historical and the contemporary.

To be a relevant and meaningful museum of the future, one way forward is to recontextualise your collections... Read the full report >

 


Spike Dennis

Report from Behind the Scenes of the Museum: Artists in Collections

Spike Dennis, S.O.U.L. Campaign, 2014

The Reardon Smith lecture theatre is a grand venue and, whilst it was not packed to the rafters, there was an exceptional turnout.  

James Putnam got proceedings off to a cracking start with a presentation about his experience as a curator working with artists in museums. I certainly got the sense that he had “been there and done it”, as he talked about the collaborative projects that he had worked on...  Read the full report >

 


About Behind the Scenes of the Museum: Artists in Collections

Behind the Scenes of the Museum was a symposium at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff on 14 May 2014.

Behind the Scenes of the Museum was an Axisweb symposium delivered in partnership with the National Museum of Wales and supported by the Arts Council of Wales.

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