Museum Dialogues, Exhibiting, Collecting and Activating Photography

Photography’s multifaceted nature and expanded field of operations and the sheer volume of photographs existing in both physical and online realms present significant challenges for 21st century museums.

This 12-month research network aspires to transcend the disciplinary boundaries of art history, visual culture, photography, new media, museum and curating studies and bridge theory and practice. It seeks to unite scholars, archivists, curators, museum workers, and artists from across the globe with a view to developing a comprehensive understanding and exchange of innovative solutions, inquiries, and practical challenges relating to the exhibition, collection and interpretation of photography.

There is a three day in person conference in November: Photography and the Museum: Re-evaluating the Past, Capturing the Present, Anticipating the Future and a series of online workshops beginning on 22nd March.

Workshop 1 (online): Problems and Definitions. Friday 22 March 2024, 9:30 – 16:00 GMT

Workshop 2 (online): Building Photography Collections for the Future. Friday 24 May 2024, 9:30 – 16:00 BST

Workshop 3 (online): Rethinking Programming: Interpretation and Experience, Inclusion and Equity. Friday 12 July 2024, 9:30 – 16.00 BST

Three-day hybrid international conference: Re-evaluating the Past, Capturing the Present, Anticipating the Future. Friday 22, Saturday 23, Sunday 24 November 2024 (Sunderland and Online)

To find out more about the project and book a place for the conference and workshops please go to the direct links.