Towards Tomorrow's Museum 2015

Towards Tomorrow’s Museum examines current questions and new models for the art museum. In times of change, how does an art institution think about its future trajectory? This eleven-week course considers the major questions that arise when rethinking the role of a museum, its programme and collection, and its position in a shifting cultural landscape.

Art Exhibition previously on at Tate Modern in City of London, United Kingdom.
From Thursday 15 January 2015 to Thursday 26 March 2015

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Organised around a series of unique presentations by Tate staff on emergent programmes and practices, the course introduces and analyses key themes concerning the future of the museum. Modes of experimentation, critique and participation, the impact of publics, architecture, business and policy are all addressed in order to consider the development of museums and the transformation of Tate Modern in particular.

The global social and cultural dynamics of the early twenty-first century provide a shifting and complex context for this course. Consideration of the museum as producer in an international context, and its relationships with diverse publics and politics, provides a focus and a point of departure for tomorrow’s museum. Tate’s own prospects for the future are explored in discussion and engagement with key members of staff, from departments including Curatorial, Learning, Development and Research. Visits to the collection displays at Tate Modern accompany the seminar discussions.

No prior knowledge of art history or museum studies is necessary.

Participants will be encouraged to engage with a variety of material and to discuss their own interpretations in a warm, dynamic and supportive setting.