Curating the Future

Portrait by Gabrielle Cole, Painting by Geordanna Cordero-Fields

Event Title: Curating the Future
Who: Asia Society Hong Kong, University of Glasgow, London Metropolitan University, Science Museum Group, Hong Kong Museum of Art
Theme: Art meets Science
Genre: Panel discussion/thought leadership event
Location: JC Cube Auditorium 
Age group: 12+
Registration required: No

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Date Time Register
19/01/2019 14.30 - 16.00 Walk-ups are welcome on the day

An exploration of museums and digital innovations and the future of museum and art curation.

A dialogue with curators, artists and museum/collections professionals on the in-residence model of collection use and its benefits for organisations and audiences, as well as the potential for using creative writing as a public engagement practice. Discussion will include: creating compelling narratives around objects, collections/archives and heritage spaces; devising educational resources and sessions; and exploring hidden and neglected histories in order to revitalise collections and attract new audiences.

Speakers include:

  • Dave Patten, Head of New Media, Science Museum Group, UK
  • Dr Jacek Ludwig Scarso, Artist and Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Practice, London Metropolitan University
  • Dr Maria Mok, Curator (Chinese Antiquities), Hong Kong Museum of Art
  • Zoë Strachan, Director of Glasgow Women’s Library, Senior Lecturer and Programme Convenor, Creative Writing, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Louise Welsh, Professor of Creative Writing, University of Glasgow
  • Moderator and Lead: Alice Mong, Executive Director, Asia Society Hong Kong

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