Attend our Museums Summit

  • 3 July 2014

Passionate about museums? Come along to our international conference exploring the political, social and economic impact of museums in 2014.

Diana and Callisto by Titian, 1556-1559 © National Gallery

Diana and Callisto by Titian, 1556-1559

Invaluable? The value of museums in a world of prices​

The idea that museums and their collections are 'valuable' underpins all the work of the Art Fund – a guiding belief that access for everyone to great art is something worth paying and fighting for. But what kinds of value, precisely, do museums have – and do we need to get better at measuring and demonstrating this? That is what we will explore in our afternoon summit, by:

  • Exploring the economic value of museums through the keynote speech and the following discussion.
  • Considering the role of the museum in telling a national story and demonstrating the heritage of a particular culture, through a convened discussion between the directors of two very different international museums.
  • Debating the potential for museums to create social change in a particular region, through talks from individuals with key experience in using museums to help regenerate or maintain UK cities and areas.

Wednesday 9 July 2014

1.30pm Registration

2-5.30pm Museums Summit

National Gallery, London

Download the full programme.

If you would like to join us, drop an email to summit@artfund.org stating your name, phone number and email address. The summit is free to attend, but you must RSVP to get your name on the list. Tickets are limited – first come, first served.

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