A one-day conference to mark the 140th anniversary of the opening of Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, with special guest Tristram Hunt, Director, Victoria and Albert Museum.
10am: Introduction: Richard Wrigley (History of Art, University of Nottingham)
10.20am: Tristram Hunt (Director, Victoria & Albert Museum): The Victoria & Albert Museum: Past, Present, and Future
11.05am: Alice Insley (independent scholar): Making Museums in the Midlands: Derby
12.15pm: Ellen McAdam (Director, Birmingham Museums Trust): Making Museums in the Midlands: Birmingham Respondent: Richard Gaunt (History, University of Nottingham)
2.00pm: Donata Levi (Università degli Studi di Udine): The Role of Individual Collectors in the Creation of Museums in mid-19th-Century Italy
2.45pm: Arnaud Bertinet (Sorbonne, Paris): Regional Museums in Late 19th-Century France: state, city, and individual
3.50pm Uta Coburger (Conservator of Heidelberg and Mannheim Castle at the Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg): Schloss Heidelberg between Ruin, Museum and Tourist Attraction
4.30pm Thierry Greub (University of Cologne): Cologne’s Kolumba Museum and the Reinvention of Ruins
5.30pm: Dominique Poulot (Sorbonne, Paris): In Search of Universality: the Challenge of European Museums
The cost to attend this event is £20 (or £10 for students).