The Digital Future of the Art World Webinar

I am delighted to be a co-organiser and speaker at the Scottish Society for Art History and Creative Informatics webinar ‘Lockdown Legacy: The Digital Future of the Art and Digital Cultural Heritage World.’

A screenshot of my Instagram account

It will be held on-line on Saturday 7 November 2020 from 10am to 1pm. Join in for a morning of short talks about how the art world went on-line during lockdown and what that means for the future.

My Fellow Speakers

The keynote speaker is Terence Gould of Art UK and other speakers include:

Alexandra JonesUniversity of St Andrews / National Museums Scotland

Norman Macbeath, Printmaker and Photographer, ‘Perdendosi’

Nicola Osborne, Programme Manager, Creative Informatics

Margaret Sweetnam, Marketing & Communications Manager, Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Rhona Taylor, Vice President, Society of Scottish Artists

Abi Webster, Programme Assistant, Edinburgh Art Festival

Sandy Wood, Collections Curator, Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

My Paper

My paper is called ‘A Curatorial History of Lockdown in 164 Posts’. Between April and July 2020 I made 164 posts on Instagram, from the day after I was put on furlough leave until the day after museums and galleries were allowed to re-open in England. The posts featured works from UK public collections and responded to the coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown as it unfolded, addressed broader current affairs or provided respite from them. Translating analogue curatorial skills into the digital sphere and establishing new audience relationships, the intention was to demonstrate the power of art to comfort and inspire during a time of unprecedented, communal change, when the works could not be seen in the flesh.

See you there!

Please join me and my fellow speakers at what is sure to prove an interesting and thought-provoking event for all those interested in art. Further information can be found here and free tickets can be booked here.

You can watch a short talk I gave about modern Scottish women artists here and you can find information about a future talk I am giving about the women artists nominated for membership of the Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture during the 1920s here.

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