Culture in Crisis: April Update

Spring is finally with us, and the 2018 programme for Culture in Crisis is in full swing.

Over the next few months we have an exciting schedule of podcasts, talks, seminars and a blockbuster international conference taking place – find out more details below!

 

Listen to our latest audio recording for The ‘Preservation by Design’ Series

Ep 3. Recruiting the Modern Day Monuments Men… and Women!

The V&A’s Director of Cultural Heritage Protection and Security, Vernon Rapley, is joined by Lieutenant-Colonel Tim Purbrick to discuss the reforming of the ‘Monuments Men’ unit within the British Armed Forces.
Speaking directly with the man who coordinated the revival of this special unit, we discuss what has happened behind the scenes, along the road to redeployment

Listen here now

 

Join us for one of our Free Upcoming Events

STEPHENNIE MULDER: SAVING THE PAST FOR THE PEOPLE: A CRITIQUE OF THE “UNIVERSAL” HERITAGE MODEL
Friday 4th May 2018, 18:30 – 20:00
Seminar Room 1, Sackler Centre, V&A

For the past six years, the world has watched in horror as Syria and Iraq have endured some of the worst human and heritage violence since World War II. In this talk, Mulder will argue that the dominant universalist model of archaeological heritage preservation, wherein heritage is envisioned as a property-based model belonging “to all humankind”, has in fact been an important motivation for the destruction of heritage in wartime and in the alienation of local communities from their heritage following reconstruction.

Read more and book your place here

 

QSAR ES-SAÏD ART MUSEUM PROJECT: PRECOLONIAL ART IN POST-REVOLUTIONARY TUNISIA
Friday 1st June 2018, 18:30 – 20:00
Seminar Room 1, Sackler Centre, V&A

Art Historian and Curator, Dr Ridha Moumni, presents on the formation of the newly established Qsar es-Saïd National Art Museum, Tunis; the first national museum of pre-colonial art to be established in post-revolutionary Tunisia.
Taking on the complex legacy of heritage institutions in the country; through precolonial, postcolonial and subsequently revolutionary times, Moumni explores the work taking place to transforming Qsar es-Saïd from its historic role as a ‘Palace of Forbidden Memories’ into a modern Tunisian Center for Culture and Education.

email l.jones@vam.ac.uk to reserve your place

 

Submit a Paper for our Culture in Crisis International Conference

CROSS-DISCIPLINARY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE PRESERVATION
17th-21st October 2018
University of Pretoria, South Africa

The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Yale’s Global Cultural Heritage Initiatives and the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, are preparing for a major international conference, to be held in fall 2018 in collaboration with University of Pretoria, South Africa, with a unique focus on the benefits of both Wildlife and Heritage Conservation.

Read more and submit an abstract here

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