Curatorial Conversations

Curatorial Conversations is a series of lectures which invites curators from around the world to share their knowledge and experience.


Curatorial Conversations invites 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.

Upcoming talks

'The Torlonia Marbles: Collecting Masterpieces'

23 June, 5:30pm - 7pm

This event will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the historic exhibition of the Torlonia Marbles, recently reopened in Rome. It features highlights from the most important private collection of ancient sculptures, newly restored and freshly displayed in the renovated rooms of the Capitoline Museums in Villa Caffarelli. The project has the highest importance for the history of art, archaeology, conservation and museography.




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