Curatorial Conversations |Directing the Fitzwilliam | The Warburg Institute
June 06, 2019
With Luke Syson, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum.
06 Jun 2019, 17:30 to 18:30, followed by a drinks reception until 19:30.
The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AB
Free and open to all. View more information and book your place: https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/event/19277
Luke Syson, who began as Director and Marley Curator at the Fitzwilliam Museum in February 2019, brings a wealth of experience in managing diverse object collections and in leading people and research he was the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Chairman of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum from 2012-19, and before that the curator of Italian Painting Before 1500 and head of research at the National Gallery, London, and the curator of coins and medals at the British Museum. The conversation will consider the pleasures and challenges of directing a vibrant museum with an international profile, particularly the questions involved in leading the project to develop the Fitzwilliam’s mission as well as its physical space.
CURATORIAL CONVERSATIONS bring the makers of the current or recent exhibitions to the Warburg to discuss discoveries made, challenges tackles and/or lessons learned.
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