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Talk Online | The Curatorial and the Cultural Encounter in Hospital Contexts

Online | The Curatorial and the Cultural Encounter in Hospital Contexts


The three Subject Specialist Networks, ‘European Paintings pre-1900’, ‘Understanding British Portraits’ and ‘British Art Network’ have come together to explore the topic of health, wellbeing and inclusivity in the context of arts and heritage collections. Over a series of three online webinars, these themes will be discussed by a panel of arts and healthcare professionals.

Subtitles and a British Sign Language interpreter will be included in all the sessions.

22nd April, 3-5pm: ‘The Curatorial and the Cultural Encounter in Hospital Contexts’

Convened by Catsou Roberts, Director of Vital Arts, Barts Health NHS Trust

This session explores art and wellbeing in hospital and NHS contexts. Catsou Roberts invites a panel of healthcare and arts specialists to talk about issues involved in delivering an ambitious art programme within clinical environments. Speakers will discuss the motivations for hospitals acquiring and displaying historic art collections as well as commissioning, curating and building collections of contemporary work.

Catsou Roberts is Director of Vital Arts, the charitably funded arts organisation embedded within Barts Health NHS Trust. Previously, she was Senior Curator at Arnolfini from 1999‐2004. Catsou serves in a range of advisory roles and has juried several public realm design competitions, awards and art prizes. She is a long‐standing elected member of the AICA and IKT. She studied Art History at Columbia University and the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and was a Helena Rubinstein Fellow in Museum Studies at the Whitney Independent Study Program.

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Event details

Thu 22 Apr 2021, 3:00pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

National Gallery
Sainsbury Wing Theatre
Trafalgar Square

Phone: 020 7747 5820

Website: National Gallery

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