Architecture and Museums: Design on Display

A workshop organised by the Architecture, Space and Society Network
School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London

Thursday 17 May, 2-5pm, in the Cinema at 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

New Design Museum, Entrance Foyer. John Pawson Ltd. Image by Alex Morris Visualisation

V&A, Medieval and Renaissance Galleries, Rise of Gothic Room.
Image courtesy of V&A

The workshop will explore the historical and contemporary dimensions of architecture and design in museum settings.  We will focus on two recent and ongoing London projects, the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries at the V&A, and the new Design Museum on Kensington High Street.  Speakers from these institutions will be joined by architectural historians for a lively discussion.

2.00 - Welcome and Introduction
2.15 - Alice Black, Deputy Director, Design Museum
Displaying Design and Architecture at the new Design Museum

2.40 - Catherine Croft, Director, Twentieth Century Society
Museums and the Re-Use of Modern Buildings

3.05 - Glyn Davies, Curator, Sculpture Department, V&A
Building/History: The new Medieval and Renaissance Galleries at the V&A
3.30 - Dr Alexandrina Buchanan, Lecturer in Archive Studies, 
School of Histories, Languages and Cultures, University of Liverpool
Contents and Context: Collecting and Displaying Architecture and Design in Britain

3.50 - Discussion

To book: click here

This event is part of Birkbeck's Arts Week 2012.

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