This five-part lecture course explores an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the research, writing, borrowing, design, and installation processes involved in putting on a major exhibition. 'Thinking About Exhibitions' will use as case studies exhibitions held at major institutions around the world.

Week One features our Director of Studies, Mark Hallett, discussing the history of exhibitions in Britain and reconstructs three eighteenth-century exhibitions. 

Lecture 1:
Looking Back: Three Eighteenth Century Exhibitions

Mark Hallett

Lecture 2:
Looking Back: Hogarth, 2006-7, Musée du Louvre, Paris; Tate Britain, London; Caixa Forum, Barcelona

Mark Hallett and Christine Riding

Lecture 3:
Looking Forward: The Great Spectacle: 250 Years of the Summer Exhibition, 2018, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Mark Hallett and Sarah Victoria Turner

Lecture 4:
Looking Forward: George Shaw: A Corner of a Foreign Field, 2018-19, Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT; Holburne Museum, Bath

Mark Hallett and George Shaw

Please note that Week Five was not broadcast.