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15 June 2018

Art Markets and the Future of Museum Collecting

Presented By Kathryn Brown
  • Loughborough University, Loughborough Design School (LDS 018)
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About this event

9.00–9.30        Registration and Coffee

9.30–9.45        Introduction

Kathryn Brown (Loughborough University)

9.45–10.15      The Art Museum of the Future – A Dystopia?

Julia Voss (Leuphana University, Lüneburg)

10.15–10.45    Artistic Freedom in a Complex Society

Martin Myrone (Tate Britain)

10.45–11.00    Discussion


11.00–11.15    Break: Tea/Coffee


11.15–12.15    Panel 1

Museums, Collections, and Trustees: the Public/Private Divide

Nizan Shaked (College of the Arts, California State University)


Private Contributions to Museums’ Collecting Practices in Brazil: Interdependency, Convergence, and Conflicts

Ana Letícia Fialho (Office of Cultural Economy, Brazilian Ministry of Culture)


Museums’ Massive Deaccessions as a New Collecting Practice

Eva Szereda (Independent Scholar, Lausanne)


12.15–12.40    Discussion

12.40–13.30    Lunch


13.30–14.00    The Ethics of the Art Market: When Financial Products Shape Content

Sébastien Montabonel (Art Institutions of the 21st Century Foundation, London)


14.00–14.10    Discussion


14.10–14.50    Panel 2


Ars Electronica Gallery Spaces: The New Platform Connecting Media Art and the Art Market

Christl Baur (Ars Electronica, Linz)


Customize the Collection? How Contemporary Art Commissioning Impacts on Museum Collections and Gallery Business

Franziska Wilmsen (Loughborough University)


14.50–15.05    Discussion

15.05–15.20    Break Tea/Coffee


15.20–15.50   The Myth of the Art Market: Neoliberalism in the Social Order of Contemporary Art

Jonathan Harris (Birmingham City University)


15.50–16.00    Discussion


16.00–17.00    Panel 3


The Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden (MACAAL) in Marrakech: A Case Study in Collecting and Place-Making

Stephanie Dieckvoss (Kingston University, London)


From Private Collection to Art Canon: The Uli Sigg Collection

Nicola Foster (Southampton Solent University)


Creating a New Canon for a State Collection: Proposals for the First Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art

Marina Maximova (Loughborough University)


17.00–17.15    Discussion

17.15               Symposium ends




Contact details

  • Kathryn Brown