Conference and Study Day reports

CAS Annual Conference, 2015
CAS Annual Conference, 2015

The Sackler CPD Programme is now publishing written reports from Contemporary Art Society Study Days and Conferences. Summarising the most salient issues of the day, this material is hopefully a useful research tool for the participants as well as others who could attend the event.


Imperfect Pasts | Contested Futures: Working with public collections in the 21st Century
Held at Manchester Art Gallery on 21 November 2018

This study day explored the question of decolonisation in relation to art collections and museums, taking into account notions of history, colonialism, identity and community. It also investigated the role played by museums – through their acquisitions, exhibitions, partnerships and alliances – in grappling with this increasingly urgent task.


Sackler CPD Programme Study Day: The Art of Clay
Held at the Yorkshire Museum on 12 September 2018

Following the launch of the Jackson Tang Ceramics Award, this study day explored the art of clay as a hybrid, collaborative and interdisciplinary practice.


Annual Conference – The Virtual in Museums: Hot Medium?
Held at the National Gallery on 10 May 2018

The Contemporary Art Society’s 2018 Annual Conference explored the rapid development of digital imagery in the artistic realm and its representation in museums.


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