AboutHow long does it take to put together a major exhibition? Who decides what subjects will be explored and which objects will be included? How do you get an object from the Vatican to the British Museum? In this lecture members are offered a behind the scenes insight into the process and drama of putting together a ‘blockbuster’ exhibition. Drawing on her experiences at the Wallace Collection, Courtauld Institute, British Museum and her own gallery – Anna will share the trials, tribulations and joys of getting from the idea to the opening night. The lecture also explores the contrasts between exhibition and permanent display curating. Behind the Scenes offers members a chance to discover a range of practicalities from packing crates, climate control and even insurance – that open the door on to the inner workings of a museum.
Booking forms will be made available in due course