CREATe is delighted to contribute to a roundtable discussion led by Steph Scholten, Director of the Hunterian, Glasgow, exploring historical limitations on the use of museum collections and the ethics of change, to take place on-line on Tuesday 19 October 2021 6pm to 7pm UK time. Full synopsis and link for registration below.
Hunterian Director Steph Scholten discusses the limiting conditions on collections with a panel of art experts.
The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow is home to a very large collection of materials from the artist James McNeill Whistler, donated by his sister-in-law Rosalind Birnie Philip in several instalments between 1935 and 1958. On a part of this donation limitations have been put in place that prevent the collections to travel off the university campus and, in some cases, even to be shown to the public.
The current exhibition at The Hunterian ‘Whistler: Art and Legacy’ can therefore only be shown in Glasgow. Would it be desirable to change these limiting conditions? In this event, moderated by Hunterian director Steph Scholten, experts will discuss the practical and ethical challenges.
Dr Xavier Bray, Director of the Wallace Collection, London
Duncan Dornan, Head of Museums and Collections at Glasgow Life
Dr Grishka Petri, Honorary Research Fellow (University of Glasgow, School of Culture & Creative Arts)
Dr Elena Cooper, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, CREATe, University of Glasgow
Attendance is free, but requires registration here.