Workshop: Museums Futures in a Time of Austerity

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Workshop: Museums Futures in a Time of Austerity

Time: February 24, 2018 from 2pm to 4:30pm
Location: Birkbeck Cinema, London
Street: Birkbeck Cinema 43 Gordon Square
City/Town: London WC1H 0PD
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Organized By: Birkbeck School of Arts
Latest Activity: Nov 3, 2017

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Museum closures are a matter for concern. The austerity measures introduced under the current government have resulted in local authorities reducing funding for museums and some have been forced to close. In this workshop we examine the landscape of closure within the UK. How do rates of closure compare with previous decades and also with rates of new museums opening? What’s lost when a museum closes? And is closure always a problem? Is it really necessary to have so many museums keeping their collections for posterity?

Chair:

Professor Fiona Candlin, Director Mapping Museums research team, Birkbeck

Speakers:

* Emma Chaplin, Museums consultant
* Alistair Brown, Policy officer, Museums Association
* Jon Finch, Director of Harris Museum, Preston
* Dr Jamie Larkin, Mapping Museums research team, Birkbeck

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