Conferences and study days On now until Saturday, 7 December 2019

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?

  • Friday, 6 – Saturday, 7 December 2019

  • Hochhauser Auditorium, V&A South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £15.00 - £35.00

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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