Wednesday to Sunday , 10.00 - 17.00
Bank Holidays, 10.00- 17.00
Last entry at 16.30
Closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays), Tuesdays, 24-26 December and 1 January
Admission is free
Hear expert speakers reflect on themes and ideas raised by our current exhibition Marc Quinn: Drawn from Life on selected Wednesdays. This week, join James Putnam from University of the Arts London, as he discusses interventions artists in museums.
Free, just turn up. Meet in the Library-Dining Room. Smile! There may be a camera or filming at this event.
James Putnam is an independent curator and writer. He founded and was curator of the British Museum’s Contemporary Arts and Cultures Programme from 1999 to 2003. He was also a former curator of the British Museum’s Department of Egyptian Antiquities. He has organized a number of critically acclaimed exhibitions for major museums juxtaposing the work of contemporary artists with their collections and curated projects for art biennials in Europe and the Far East. His book ‘Art and Artifact – The Museum as Medium’, published by Thames & Hudson, surveys the interaction between contemporary artists and the museum. He was Visiting Scholar in Museum Studies at New York University , is a guest lecturer in Curating practice at Central Saint Martins and is currently Senior Research Fellow, Exhibitions at University of the Arts, London.