New Museums (2)

For those of you who are interested, I am doing my talk on New Museums this evening at 7pm. If the attached Zoom doesn’t work, you get the Zoom link on the Architecture Foundation’s website:-

7pm – 8pm Charles Saumarez Smith: New Museums via Zoom

This talk will explore some of the themes and issues of Charles Saumarez Smith’s forthcoming book, The Art Museum in Modern Times, beginning with an exploration of some of the characteristics of three recent museum projects —MONA in Hobart, Tasmania, the Blavatnik Building, added to Tate Modern by Herzog & de Meuron, and the Muzeum Susch in the Alps — in particular, the ways in which they exemplify trends towards complexity and exploration, as opposed to the traditional idea of the museum as an encyclopedia. Charles is the Professor of Architectural History at the Royal Academy, and chairman of the Royal Drawing School.


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