Rethinking Museums, Rethinking Culture: New Approaches to Museum Management
David Anderson, Director
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Tuesday February 3, 2015, 19.00, Istanbul Modern
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 14.00, Bursa Merinos AKKM
Founded in 1907, Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales operates seven national museums working in different disciplines encompassing art, history, natural history, and industrial heritage. Dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting the culture of Wales, the institution is facing severe challenges of funding and purpose. It is on a journey to redefine its role in Wales, the world’s first post-industrial nation – one rich in cultural traditions, but poor in economic resources.
Awarded an OBE for services to museums and education, David Anderson has been Director General of National Museum Wales since 2010 and reorganized the institution to enable it to become better fitted to meet the needs of the people of Wales in the twenty first century. In his talk, he will present the redevelopment of the St Fagans Museum near Cardiff to become the National Museum of History for Wales.
Themes will include the development of a new vision and purpose for the museum, fundraising, and the role of public participation in reshaping the work of the organization.