Arts Week: Historic collections, new stories: curating museums and heritage sites

In a changing society, museums and heritage sites have a crucial role in helping us to understand our past, and contextualise our present. How can historic collections be made to speak to contemporary concerns, and serve the needs of a wide and diverse community? Drawing on their experiences as curators and researchers, Dr Amy Lim and Elisabeth Grass will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, and some of the different ways in which in museums and country houses are engaging with diverse audiences and telling new stories.


Dr Amy Lim, Curator, Buscot Park and The Stanley Spencer Gallery, Cookham, and exhibition researcher, Tate

Elisabeth Grass, University of Oxford & The National Trust

Chairperson: Dr Leah Clark, Kellogg Arts Fellow and Associate Professor of Art History, University of Oxford

This event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served from 17:00. The talk will begin at 17:30, followed by a drinks reception at 18:30.

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