A half-day international conference considering the political, social, and economic impact of museums on the world of 2014.
Download our report from the 2014 Museums Summit – watch this space for information about our 2015 event.
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
2-5.30pm Museums Summit
National Gallery, London
Download the full programme.
If you would like to join us, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.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.
Enquiries: 020 7225 4861