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REPROGRAMMING THE ART MUSEUM
Curatorial & Education Strategies for the 21st Century

DATE: Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 September, 2011

LOCATION:
The Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney

COSTS:
. Symposium Participant $130
. Symposium PG Student $90
. Symposium Workshop 1, 2, 3 = $85 each*
* Please note: Workshops will run concurrently and are available to registered participants of the Symposium only.

Symposium Registration

Follow the Symposium blog here.

REPROGRAMMING THE ART MUSEUM will provide a forum to:

  • debate new models of program and audience development for the 21st century at two critical points: program generation and delivery.

  • explore the implications of these ideas on contemporary art practice.

All presenters, (international and local), have been invited to respond to the following broad themes:

  • The evolving role of the contemporary art museum in the construction and distribution of knowledge.

  • The civic role of the contemporary art museum in the community.

  • Engagement through audience responsive exhibitions and programming


The following leading international practitioners will provide keynote addresses at the symposium. All have implemented innovative strategies to engage audiences in meaningful exchanges with art, artists and everyday experience.

  • Adam Lerner, Director, MCA Denver.
  • Justine McLisky Head of Young People, National Portrait Gallery, London.
  • Lawrence Rinder, Director, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, University of California Berkeley
  • Dominic Willsdon, Leanne & George Roberts Curator of Education and Public Programs, SFMOMA, San Francisco.

Noted local presenters will also present papers on recent projects in panels of 2 to 3 speakers. For more information about local presenters go to "Panelists".

WORKSHOPS:
Each of the international speakers will lead one symposium workshop specifically for art museum professionals. The workshops will run concurrently for one hour on the morning of Tuesday 27 September. They are designed to provide participants with an opportunity to analyze and discuss specific case studies of recent program innovations. Numbers restricted to 10 participants per workshop.

WORKSHOP 1
Presenter: Adam Lerner, Director MCA, Denver (USA).
Topic: The civic role of the contemporary art museum in the community.

WORKSHOP 2
Presenter: Lawrence Rinder, Director, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (USA)
Topic: The role of artists, curators, and educators in the research, production and presentation of programming strategies.

WORKSHOP 3
Presenter: Dominic Willsdon, Leanne & George Roberts Curator of Education and Public Programs, SFMOMA (USA)
Topic: The potential and limits of commissioning artists to animate the contemporary art museum through live art projects, and working directly with the public.

WORKSHOP 4

Presenter: Justine McLisky, Head of Young People, National Portrait Gallery, London.
Topic: The role of marketing and demographic research in the development of new curatorial and educational programming strategies.

To book for the workshops go to Registration.