Museums Talk
Museums Talk 2014 - 2015
Tuesday 09 December 2014 - 00:00 to Wednesday 10 December 2014 - 00:00
İstanbul, Bursa

MUSEUMS TALK: The Role of Museums in Urban Regeneration

Turner Contemporary - Art Inspiring Change
Victoria Pomery OBE, Director

Founded in 2011, Turner Contemporary has acted as a catalyst for the regeneration of Margate, a seaside town in East Kent that had declined as a tourist destination. Designed by David Chipperfield Architects, the gallery is located on the site where JMW Turner stayed on his frequent visits to Margate in the 1820s and 1830s. Turner Contemporary celebrates Turner’s relationship with the town and hosts a world-class programme of historical and contemporary exhibitions as well as a vibrant Learning and Public programme.

Victoria Pomery was appointed Director of Turner Contemporary in 2002 to develop an arts organisation as part of a strategy of cultural led regeneration and was awarded an OBE for services to the arts in 2012. In this presentation, Pomery will consider the role of Turner Contemporary as a catalyst for the regeneration of Margate and will describe the initial concept and some of the challenges that she and the team faced in the early years.  She will talk about the design of the gallery and what she did to ensure that the opening was a success, creating confidence and civic pride within its local communities. Victoria Pomery will reflect on the social and economic impact that the gallery has had and argue that art can inspire change.

There will be simultaneous translation from English into Turkish.

Istanbul event: 9 December 2014 Tuesday 19.00.
For reservation to the talk in Istanbul please send an email to: 

Bursa event: 10 December 2014 Wednesday 14.00.
Merinos AKKM Doğu Kapısı Girişi 2. Kat Müze Galeri Osmangazi / Bursa  

For the talk in Bursa please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. It is advisable to come early to avoid disappointment.

Attendance is free of charge.

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