Cultural Management in London: An Introduction For students of the University of Lisbon

At Tate Modern

1 Week Programme at Sotheby’s Institute of Art
http://www.sothebysinstitute.com/programmes/plondon.aspx
Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London
30 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury 
London WC1B 3EE 

program leader: David Bellingham


Monday Dec 3
10.15-13.00
Lecture: An Introduction to the London
Cultural Scene & the Art Market
14.30-16.00
Lecture: History of the Art Market
16.30-18.00
Visit to Saatchi Gallery
18.30-19.30
Visit to Oaktree & Tiger Fine Arts showing work by
British artist Mimi Cornes


Tuesday Dec 4
09.30-16.30
Visit to Greenwich by river boat: Managing
and Interpreting a World Heritage Site
15.30-16.30
Visit to Government Art Collection
17.15-18.30
Riflemaker Gallery, Soho: Managing
and Marketing a Contemporary Art Gallery
currently showing Judy Chicago
Tot Taylor (curator)

Wednesday Dec 5
10.15-11.30
National Theatre Backstage Tour
13.00-15.00
Lecture: The Public Museum and the
Commercial Imperative
Julie Molloy
(Managing Director, National Gallery Company)
15.30-17.30
Visit to National Gallery
19.30-22.00
National Theatre: Performance of Damned by Despair in the Olivier Theatre
Thursday Dec 6
09.30-11.00
Lecture: Culture & Regeneration
11.30-16.30
Visit to Hoxton: The Cultural Regeneration of the East End of London
19.00-22.00
English National Opera, London Coliseum: Carmen
Friday Dec 7
10.30-12.15
Visit to the Coliseum for Backstage Tour: Managing a Public Sector Theatre
Martin Parr
13.45-14.45
Guided Visit to Tate Modern: Managing Cultural Pluralism
14.00-16.00
Tate Modern: The South Bank Culture
end
Assessment
In no more than 3,000 words (excluding footnotes), answer one of the following questions:
1. Compare and contrast the public arts funding policies of the UK with those of
any other nation.
2. Discuss the role of art in the regeneration/culturalisation projects of London
and any other urban location.
3. ‘When art museums have to make money to survive, their cultural functions
are compromised.’ Discuss this statement with detailed reference to two
museums.
4. What are the financial pressures on musical and dramatic theatres during
periods of economic recession, and how do they cope?
5. Discuss the relationship of the art market to public art museums. Who leads
the way in terms of cultural selection and the creation of a hierarchy of artists?
Jan 7th deadline

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