Annual Public Lecture 2018

October 18, 2018

18.30 – 19.30, 18 October
28 Commercial Street, E1 6LS
(image of the entrance to Toynbee Hall above)
Toynbee Hall, London

For our 2018 Annual Public Lecture we’ve decided to break with the lecture format and instead invite a panel of selected speakers to talk honestly about diversity and inclusion within arts and culture. The panel will be chaired by Sara Wajid, Head of Engagement at Museum of London and founder of Museum Detox.  She will be joined by Rachael Minott, freelance Jamaican-born artist, researcher and curator, Jonathan Sleigh, Learning Officer at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, and Gill Hart,Head of Education at the National Gallery.

Organisations, ourselves included, talk a lot about audience engagement and our intentions/goals to engage with a ‘broad’ and ‘inclusive’ audience, but how does this translate into real life audience engagement? What does diversity and inclusion really mean for most organisations and most audiences across the UK? We have invited the panel to talk about these issues, and reflect specifically upon some of their own, or others, engagement initiatives.

The purpose of our Annual Public Lecture (or discussion panel) is to focuses on issues or topics relevant to art history in its broadest sense. This year we have also decided to combine our AGM and Annual Public Lecture so that members of the Association for Art History can attend both, one after the other, should they wish. The AGM and public discussion will both take place at Toynbee Hall, on 18 October.

The 40 minute panel discussion will be followed by an informal wine reception. The public lecture is open to all, particularly those involved in arts, humanities and culture, and those who are students, academics, curators, writers and people interested in the discussion topic.

Free for members of Association for Art History (but you still need to pre-book)
£5 standard
£8 standard + a friend
Pre-book your place via our Eventbite page by 17 October

Please pre-book as venue capacity is limited. Spaces are available on a first come first served basis. We want to make this event available to as many people as possible so if you pre-book and can’t attend please let us know so that we can make your space available to someone else. This is also why we are charging a small fee because if we make our events free and people don’t show this prevents others from attending.