*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.*
The Future of Museums Dialogue Series
The world is rapidly changing around us, and it is questionable if the old frameworks for the development of programs and space programs for museums will still be relevant tomorrow. What would museums for the 21st century become if we were to we take this unprecedented time to explore new missions, visions, and (space) programs for existing and new institutions? Join us for an online series of live conversations as museum expert David van der Leer, Principal of DVDL DD, speaks with museum professionals from around the US and beyond.
In this week’s installment, Van der Leer will be joined in conversation by Prof. Dr. Margriet Schavemaker, Artistic Director of the Amsterdam Museum and Professor of Media and Art in Museum Practice at the University of Amsterdam. In the monumental Amsterdam Museum building visitors can discover the story of Amsterdam through a large number of masterpieces, such as an aerial map from the Middle Ages and Breitner’s The Dam. Visitors can see, read about, hear and experience how the city has developed.
Prof. Dr. Margriet Schavemaker, Artistic Director, Amsterdam Museum; Professor of Media and Art in Museum Practice, University of Amsterdam
David van der Leer, Principal, DVDL DD
Margriet Schavemaker writes about contemporary art and theory and organizes discursive events, such as the acclaimed lecture series ‘Right about Now: Art and Theory since the 1990s’ (2006-2007), ‘Now is the Time: Art and Theory in the 21st Century’ (2008-2009) and ‘Facing Forward. Art and Theory from a Future Perspective’ (2011-2102). She is Artistic Director of the Amsterdam Museum and Professor of Media and Art in Museum Practice at the University of Amsterdam.
David van der Leer is a consultant, curator, educator, moderator, researcher, strategist, and writer. He is the principal of DVDL DD, a New York City and Rotterdam-based agency of cultural forecasters, institutional strategists, and design matchmakers, where he advises institutions, government agencies, corporations, and individuals in reinventing the institutions of yesterday and building the most inspirational institutions of tomorrow. Along with his consulting work, David van der Leer is a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation where he teaches a course called (Re)Programming Museums.
More in the series:
July 14 – The Future of Museums: Nico Wheadon, NXTHVN
July 21 – The Future of Museums: Alexandra Munroe, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
August 4 – The Future of Museums: Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, Cooper Hewitt
August 11 – The Future of Museums: Scott Cooper, Academy of Natural Sciences, Drexel University
August 18 – The Future of Museums: Damion L. Thomas, NMAAHC
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