14.10.2015 | what’s on
by RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects
British Architectural Library
RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London & V&A, Cromwell Road, London
09:30-19:00 (Museum open until 22:00)
This symposium is aimed at all members of icam-UKI, international members of icam and other museum or heritage professionals working with architectural collections. As with last year’s symposium, it will offer the opportunity to connect with colleagues across a range of architecturally engaged institutions.
The morning session, held at the RIBA, will consider ‘New Engagements with Architecture’. We will hear about and discuss how subjects such as food, mathematics, and public health can be used to engage audiences with architecture in its broadest terms.
The afternoon session, held at the V&A, will consider ‘New Architecture for Museums’. We will hear from various institutions recently or currently engaged in architectural projects, either using architecture as a defining part of a new institution, or adapting existing architecture for new purposes. We will talk about how building projects can offer the public a new perspective both on the institution and on architecture as a topic of relevance.
The day will conclude with a drinks reception and a private view of ‘Philip Webb, 1831-1915’. Drawing on the unparalleled collection of drawings and archives of the V&A and the RIBA, this display brings together Webb’s diverse projects and his roles as architect and designer. A tour will be given by the curator, Roisin Inglesby.
Morning coffee, lunch, tea and drinks are included in the ticket price. Full details of speakers will be available here in due course.
We warmly invite delegates to attend the icam Education Conference on Friday 13 November as well. Please see above for details. There is a discount if tickets to both days are purchased together.