BOOK LAUNCH 25 September 2021: The National Gallery Art History Festival - Richard Williams in Conversation with Charles Saumarez Smith [FULLY BOOKED]


Museums as culture factories: How have art museums changed in the past century and where are they headed in the future?


This event is part of Art History Festival.

Saturday, 25 September 2021 - FULLY BOOKED

11.45 am - 12.15 pm


Charles Saumarez Smith, former Director of the National Gallery, and Richard J. Williams, Professor of Contemporary Visual Cultures at Edinburgh University and author of 'The Culture Factory: Architecture and the Contemporary Art Museum' (Lund Humphries 2021) will discuss the nature of the contemporary museum and its architecture, including new developments in art spaces internationally, and the advantages and disadvantages of museums being viewed as civic spaces and architectural icons.

Image: Detail from Duccio, 'The Healing of the Man born Blind', 1307/8-11

Co-organised by The Association for Art History as part of the Art History Festival


Get your copy of Richard J Williams' book HERE