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Collecting Contemporary: Collections as Conversations

14:00 on 16 February 2016
Playfair Library, Old College, University of Edinburgh

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Tuesday 16th February 2pm – 6pm
Tour of BAS 8 2pm
Symposium 2.30pm – 6pm
Reception 6pm – 7pm

The events are free but booking is required.
For programme details and to book your place please use the link.

This symposium explores innovative curating and collecting practices in Scotland’s museums and beyond, with speakers presenting a range of stimulating projects that are bringing vital new perspectives and fresh propositions to institutions and their audiences.

Featuring a keynote from Alistair Hudson, Director of MIMA and member of the Turner Prize Jury in 2015, and talks from Rose Lejeune, originating curator of the Collecting the Ephemeral project, and Lindsay Taylor, Art Curator at University of Salford, there will also be further contributions from Kirstie Skinner, Alex Hetherington, Katie Bruce, Sacha Waldron, Neil Lebeter, Kirsten Lloyd, Tina Fiske, and ECA Principal, Chris Breward.

The afternoon’s discussion coincides with the launch of ECA’s new website Collecting Contemporary, Affiliate’s new publication imprint, and the opening week of the British Art Show, exhibiting at the Talbot Rice Gallery, Inverleith House and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Funded and supported by Affiliate, Creative Scotland, Outset Scotland, SCAN and the History of Art department at University of Edinburgh, this event is organised by Dr. Kirstie Skinner, Director of Outset Scotland – holder of Fellowship in Contemporary Art Theory and Curating 2015/16 at the University of Edinburgh – and Kirsten Lloyd, Independent Curator and Teaching Fellow, The University of Edinburgh.

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Melanie Gilligan,  The Common Sense (2014/15), installation view: De Appel arts centre, Amsterdam. Courtesy of Melanie Gilligan and Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf.

Melanie Gilligan, The Common Sense (2014/15), installation view: De Appel arts centre, Amsterdam. Courtesy of Melanie Gilligan and Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf.