Aspects of Art Lecture, delivered by Dr Penelope Curtis, on 7 July 2016 (venue: The British Academy).
This lecture relates to the present (a museum project in progress) and to the past (previous projects; previous collections). It considers the relationship between the private collector with a closed collection and a wider public with more open methods of interpretation. It considers the role of the artist in acting as our guide, and think about the way in which different media expand the traditional forms of the historic collection.
About the speaker:
Dr Penelope Curtis began her career working in new museums of primarily contemporary art in the North of England. Throughout this time she developed her focus on sculpture in general, and in particular its relationship with modern architecture. More recently she was responsible for the Millbank project at Tate Britain, with its comprehensive re-hang of the collection, and is the new Director of the Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon.
The lecture was chaired by Professor Deborah Howard FBA, University of Cambridge.