Public vs. Private Museums: Bridging the Divide?

What is the difference between ‘public’ and ‘private’ in the 21st-century museum landscape?

25 Jan 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
National Gallery Singapore
1 St Andrew's Road
Singapore, 178957

Bringing together international museum professionals from across the sectors, this panel discussion will have a particular focus on the burgeoning of private museums and foundations across Southeast Asia. What roles do such spaces occupy in regions where public art infrastructure is limited or contested? How do – or should – their programmes and responsibilities diverge from or overlap with those that are state-funded? The panel will also consider the many ways in which public institutions internationally are engaging with private organisations, and emerging forms of collaboration between the sectors.

Speakers include Dr June Yap (Director of Curatorial, Programmes and Publications, Singapore Art Museum), Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran (Director, Post Vidai Collection, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Geneva, Switzerland), Richard Parry (Director, Glasgow International) and Inti Guerrero (Artistic Director of Bellas Artes Projects, Manila/Bataan and the Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator for Latin American Art at Tate, London). The public talk will be hosted by National Gallery Singapore and moderated by Russell Storer (Deputy Director, Curatorial and Research, National Gallery Singapore).

This is the second of a three-part event series organised by Frieze, in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board, which sees international creatives come together to exchange insights on contemporary art in Southeast Asia. The event is held during Singapore Art Week 2019.


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