Symposium: Art Markets and the Future of Museum Collecting – 15th June 2018

A quick heads up about a forthcoming symposium at Loughborough University organised by the Museums, Markets and Critical Heritage Research Group.

Here’s the programme:

9.00–9.30 Registration and Coffee

9.30–9.45 Introduction, Kathryn Brown (Loughborough University)

9.45–10.15 The Art Museum of the Future – A Dystopia?, Julia Voss
(Leuphana University, Lüneburg)

10.15–10.45 Artistic Freedom in a Complex Society, Martin Myrone
(Tate Britain)

10.45–11.00 Discussion

11.00–11.15 Break: Tea/Coffee

11.15–12.15 Panel 1
Museums, Collections, and Trustees: the Public/Private Divide
Nizan Shaked (College of the Arts, California State University)

Private Contributions to Museums’ Collecting Practices in
Brazil: Interdependency, Convergence, and Conflicts
Ana Letícia Fialho (Office of Cultural Economy, Brazilian
Ministry of Culture)

Museums’ Massive Deaccessions as a New Collecting Practice
Eva Szereda (Independent Scholar, Lausanne)

12.15–12.40 Discussion

12.40–13.30 Lunch

13.30–14.00 The Ethics of the Art Market: When Financial Products Shape
Sébastien Montabonel (Art Institutions of the 21st Century
Foundation, London)

14.00–14.10 Discussion

14.10–14.50 Panel 2
Ars Electronica Gallery Spaces: The New Platform Connecting
Media Art and the Art Market
Christl Baur (Ars Electronica, Linz)

Customize the Collection? How Contemporary Art Commissioning
Impacts on Museum Collections and Gallery Business
Franziska Wilmsen (Loughborough University)

14.50–15.05 Discussion

15.05–15.20 Break Tea/Coffee

15.20–15.50 The Myth of the Art Market: Neoliberalism in the Social Order
of Contemporary Art
Jonathan Harris (Birmingham City University)

15.50–16.00 Discussion

16.00–17.00 Panel 3
The Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden (MACAAL) in
Marrakech: A Case Study in Collecting and Place-Making
Stephanie Dieckvoss (Kingston University, London)

From Private Collection to Art Canon: The Uli Sigg Collection
Nicola Foster (Southampton Solent University)

Creating a New Canon for a State Collection: Proposals for the
First Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art
Marina Maximova (Loughborough University)

17.00–17.15 Discussion

17.15 Symposium ends

To book a place, register at Eventbrite. It’s only £15 for external delegates, £10 for students/unemployed and free to Loughborough University staff and students!

Image: Frieze NY 2017 art fair by j-No33717181744_d05a167c7e_o, used under a Creative Commons licence.

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