Curatorial Conversations: Winds of Change

Curatorial Conversations: Winds of Change
06 Jun 2019, 17:30 to 06 Jun 2019, 19:30
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

Curatorial Conversations bring the museum directors and makers of recent exhibitions at world-leading museums and galleries to the Warburg to discuss their work. The conversations, led by academics at the Warburg Institute, discuss the issues of setting the directorial or curatorial agenda and staging meaningful encounters with objects. The series is designed to draw out discussion of the discoveries made, challenges tackled and the lessons learned in heading a collection and putting together internationally renowned exhibitions. 

Previous speakers of this academic year feature Silvia Davoli, Research Curator at Strawberry Hill House and Melanie Holcomb, Curator at the Museum of Metropolitan Art. Past event podcasts are available online:

Luke Syson, who began as Director and Marley Curator at the Fitzwilliam Museum in February 2019, brings a wealth of experience in managing diverse object collections and in leading people and research he was the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Chairman of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum from 2012-19, and before that the curator of Italian Painting Before 1500 and head of research at the National Gallery, London, and the curator of coins and medals at the British Museum. The conversation will consider the pleasures and challenges of directing a vibrant museum with an international profile, particularly the questions involved in leading the project to develop the Fitzwilliam’s mission as well as its physical space.

This lecture is followed by a drinks reception. Free and open to all.


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