I’m pleased to invite you to this event for the Mapping Museums project I am part of:
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2022, 18:00 GMT
Location: Clore Management Centre, 27 Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL
Chair: Isabel Wilson, Arts Council England
Speaker: Prof Fiona Candlin, Professor of Museology, Birkbeck
Respondent: Lisa Ollerhead, Director, Association of Independent Museums
During the late-twentieth century there was a significant increase in the number of museums in the UK. Yet, apart from the highly polemic heritage debates of the 1980s and 1990s, the boom was not investigated in any detail. There was no firm information on its location or character, or indeed on what happened next. The Mapping Museums project was devised to remedy that situation.
Over the last six years we have collected and analysed data on over 4,000 museums, and conducted detailed interviews with the founders of the new museums. In this lecture Prof Fiona Candlin, the project lead, will outline some of the things we learned.
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.
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