Past Events

Remaking a Museum: A Transatlantic View

Lecture – Glenn Adamson

  • 2 October 2013
  • 5:45 – 7:45 pm
  • Seminar Room, Paul Mellon Centre

Glenn Adamson will be giving a paper entitled: 'Remaking a Museum: A Transatlantic View'

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Glenn Adamson,

All are welcome. However, places are limited, so if you would like to come please contact our Events Co-ordinator, Ella Fleming at

About the speaker

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    Glenn Adamson is a curator, writer, and historian, who works across the fields of design, craft, and contemporary art. Currently Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art, and Editor-at-Large of The Magazine Antiques, he has previously been Director of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Head of Research at the V&A; and Curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee. His publications include Art in the Making: Artists and their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing, co-authored with Julia Bryan-Wilson (New York: Thames & Hudson, 2016); The Invention of Craft (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013); Postmodernism: Style and Subversion, 1970–1990, co-edited with Jane Pavitt (London: V&A Publishing, 2011); The Craft Reader (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2010); Thinking Through Craft (Oxford: Berg, 2007); and the newly published Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery (London: Yale University Press, 2017), which accompanies an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art, co-curated with Martina Droth and Simon Olding. He is serving as the guest curator for Beazley Designs of the Year 10 at the Design Museum, London, which opened in October 2017.