Art History Festival | Museums as Culture Factories

Room 53 | Saturday 25 September | 11.45-12.15pm

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Image credit: Richard J. Williams

Charles Saumarez Smith, former Director of the National Gallery and author of The Art Museum in Modern Times (Thames & Hudson, April 2021), and Richard J. Williams, Professor of Contemporary Visual Cultures at Edinburgh University and author of The Culture Factory: Architecture and the Contemporary Art Museum (Lund Humphries, October 2021) will discuss the nature of the contemporary museum and its architecture, including new developments in art spaces internationally, and the advantages and disadvantages of museums being viewed as civic spaces and architectural icons.

Order Richard J. William’s new book The Culture Factory: Architecture and the Contemporary Art Museum from Lund Humphries and get 20% off and free shipping when you use this discount code: ARTHISTORY20. Offer valid until the end of September 2021.

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