Dr Hongnam Kim – Do Museums matter? Looking beyond cultural nationalism in Asia

Last September Dr Hongnam Kim, former Director of the National Museum of Korea and a leading thinker on cultural policy, was due to deliver the Henry Cole Lecture on the subject: Do Museums matter? Looking beyond cultural nationalism in Asia. Illness prevented her travel at the time, and in April the Icelandic volcanic cloud prevented another attempt, but she is finally delivering the talk at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Hochhauser Auditorium on 7 July.

This lecture explores the changing role of cultural institutions in Korea and other Asian countries, as they respond to the challenge of demonstrating their value to the societies in the post colonial era.

When: Wed 7 July 2010, 19.00-20.30
Where: Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre
A drinks reception will follow the lecture

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