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Museum directors’ round table: museums without walls

Panel discussion with Luke Syson (Fitzwilliam; BSR), Nicholas Cullinan (National Portrait Gallery) and Sushma Jansari (British Museum). Chaired by Nicola Kalinsky (Barber Institute of Fine Arts)

What is the role of museums when the doors are closed? How have UK art galleries and museums adapted to the challenges of lockdown and how can they build on these new approaches to deepen engagement and reach wider audiences in the post-Covid era?
In our first Museum Directors’ Round Table, we bring together cultural leaders to explore issues facing the museum world, and its place in 21st century society.
As the period of extended lockdown on museums and galleries comes (seemingly) to an end, we look back on the ways art galleries and museums have adapted to maintain and build engagement with their audiences and communities.
In this lively panel discussion, chaired by Nicola Kalinsky (Director of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts), Luke Syson (Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and Member of BSR Council) will discuss the ways the Fitzwilliam has responded to the challenges of the pandemic over last year, and his vision for reaching the next generation of visitors, both on site and online.

May 18, 2021 05:00 PM in London

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