The Institutional Lives of Photographs

How do photographs construct meanings in museums? Why are some photographs collected as ‘significant’ and others, of historical value, not?

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Friday, 6 – Saturday, 7 December 2019

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Hochhauser Auditorium

  • Tickets cost £15.00 - £35.00

Past Event

Bringing together new work on institutional ‘photographic cultures’, this conference explores the dynamics and significance of such questions across analogue and digital media, and the formative role of photographic practices in articulating the values and assumptions of museums and galleries.

Full programme to be published soon.

Tickets purchased to The Institutional Lives of Photographs conference enable the ticket holder to attend the Redefining Photographic Collections: Institutional and Photographic Practices talk by Geoffrey Belknap on Friday, 6 December 2019.

The V&A Research Institute is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation