Museums have always been a source of inspiration and knowledge for artists, and a refocus for many from ‘making’ for an object based practice to a more open-ended research driven approach has led to increased appetite for access to museum archives and the specialist staff oversee them. ‘Artist as researcher, artists and Museum working together’ convenes arts practitioners and museum representatives in a series of panel discussions to consider the mutual benefits and challenges to artist, institution and audience in such collaborations.
Aimed particularly at smaller museums and reflecting on the Artquest research residency programmes in partnership with the Foundling Museum and the Horniman Museum in London, this day-long series of panel discussions will explore:
- The motivations that visual artists and museums have in working together
- Practical considerations around permitting physical access to collections
- Understanding the benefits to a range of audiences and visitors
- Making the case for to senior management and funders for supporting such programmes
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7 June – The Artist Researcher: artists and museums working together
9.30am-4pm, The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ