July 10, 2019 - Asia Society Museum - Arts & Museum Summit
July 10, 2019

Asia Society Museum

Courtesy Asia Society.

Arts & Museum Summit
Collection Practices in the 21st Century
October 11–12, 2019


The modern concept of a museum can be traced to the sixteenth-century wunderkammern, or cabinets of curiosities, which were settings for objects procured from around the world to showcase the unique taste and knowledge of their owners. Across the globe, collections of valuable works of art by imperial courts form the basis of many of today’s best-known museums. Given changes in artistic production as well as new tools afforded by today’s technological advancements, artworks no longer need to exist in the physical dimension and can be experienced outside the white cube, which creates new possibilities for finding more democratized forms of viewing art. With so many museums investing in online visitors, the changing distribution of wealth globally, and the exponential economic growth in Asia, it is worth examining collection practices in the arts and museums of the 21st century.

The 2019 Arts & Museum Summit will feature presentations, panel discussions, and a workshop featuring leading arts professionals from the Asia Pacific region and beyond. Participants will share their insights on current collection practices and philosophies at arts institutions, including non-collecting museums and artists’ estates. The program will be held in New Delhi, India from October 11 to 12, 2019.

Join Yasmine Chemali (Sursock Museum), Gridthiya Gaweewong (Jim Thompson Art Center), Ma. Elizabeth “Mariles” L. Gustilo (Ayala Foundation, Inc. and Ayala Museum), Victoria Ivanova (IZOLYATSIA—Platform for Cultural Initiatives), Laura Kuhn (John Cage Trust), Pablo León de la Barra (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, and Museu de Arte de São Paulo), Carol Mancusi-Ungaro (Whitney Museum of American Art), Tasneem Mehta (Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum), Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya), Sneha Ragavan (Asia Art Archive), Kavita Singh (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Akira Tatehata (Yayoi Kusama Museum), Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran (Post Vidai Collection), and Ikko Yokoyama (M+) for a lively conversation on Collecting Practices in the 21st Century.

The 2019 Arts & Museum Summit is made possible through support from the Getty Foundation.

Pre-registration is required. Please follow the link: AsiaSociety.org/arts-museum-summit

About the Arts & Museum Summit
The Arts & Museum Summit brings together museum and arts and cultural leaders from across Asia, the Americas, and Europe to explore challenges, share new models, and develop deeper connections across the field. The Summit provides a forum to exchange ideas, strategies, and cultural issues relating to the arts of Asia. It presents the opportunity for the arts community to take part in important discourse with luminaries on the most pressing topics in the field of Asian arts and culture.

National Museum
Janpath Road
New Delhi 110 011

India Habitat Centre
Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110 003

For more information, please visit AsiaSociety.org/arts-museum-summit, or email MuseumSummit [​at​] AsiaSociety.org.

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