Assembling Nuclear Cultural Heritage: The Practices of Collection
Public lecture and seminar
Time: 14.00-16.00, Friday, 15 March 2019
Place: Kingston University London, Penrhyn Road Campus, Room PRJG2010
Irina Klopova (Deputy Director of Historic and Cultural Centre of Rosatom Corporation, Moscow, Russia) “The Heritage Collection Strategy of the Russian Nuclear Authority”
Linara Dovydaityte (Head of Art History Department, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania) “Collecting Nuclear Heritage as an Artistic Practice”
Robin Tarbet (Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Kingston University) “Orange Buckets”
This follow-up workshop continues exploring the practice of collecting nuclear cultural heritage, because collecting forms the core institutional identity of the heritage and museum sector. First, collecting nuclear cultural heritage faces obstacles related to secrecy and security. How these are negotiated in different contexts? Second, collecting requires creative assessment of potentially new cultural resources and values. Participants will present and examine different institutional and national cases, focusing on collecting as the active management of donor and recipient relationships, including the nuclear industry, cultural heritage professionals and local communities.
There is no registration fee, but please arrive early to be guaranteed a place.
Contact: Dr Eglė Rindzevičiūtė, email@example.com