Date
Friday 22 March 2019
18:45 to 20:00
Location
British Council Colombo Library

UK speaker, Laura Jones who is the International Coordinator for the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Culture in Crisis Programme will be delivering a talk session on Culture in Crisis. 

In 2013, the Victoria & Albert Museum commenced on an ambitious project to address the broader responsibilities of museums in protecting art, culture and heritage at risk. The Victoria & Albert Museum, as an international organisation with global collections, is committed to protecting not only its own works, but to making a positive contribution towards protecting the world’s cultural heritage as well.

With collaboration and cross-disciplinary working sitting at the heart of the programme’s agenda; Culture in Crisis endeavours to bring together those with a shared interest in protecting cultural heritage, providing a forum for sharing information, inspiring and supporting action, as well as raising public awareness.

Drawing from experiences and case studies over the last 5 years of working, this talk will explore the Culture in Crisis programme’s origins, ethos and key partnerships; as well as its public programme and future strategies.

Biography

Laura Jones is the International Coordinator for the Culture in Crisis Programme. Laura is responsible for coordinating the programme’s annual International Conferences, associated event programming for Culture in Crisis, including ‘The Culture in Crisis Series’ and the ‘Preservation by Design’ audio series and for forming new strategic partnerships and network development for the programme. 

 

 

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