Museums, Galleries & Libraries

The Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Museums, Galleries & Libraries has been developed in close collaboration with and made possible by the generous support of Foster + Partners.

The Professorship is hosted by Balliol College in association with the Ruskin School of Art.

2013 - 2014

Visiting Professor: Michael Govan

Michael Govan © Catherine Opie

The Humanities Division, Balliol College and the Ruskin School of Art are delighted to welcome the distinguished director and curator Michael Govan as the 2014 Humanitas Visiting Professor in Museums, Galleries & Libraries.

In addition to conducting masterclasses and seminars with students from across the University, Govan will deliver a free public lecture entitled A view from the Pacific: re-envisioning the art museum and participate in a free public symposium called Between the artist and the museum. Read more on Visiting Professor: Michael Govan »

Events

Between the artist and the museum

Between the artist and the museum
A symposium with Michael Govan and Vik Muniz (Artist)
Chaired by Paul Hobson (Director, Modern Art Oxford)

Free admission
Doors will open at 4.45pm

Date: 
Friday, 9 May, 2014 - 17:00 - 18:30
Venue: 

Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford

A view from the Pacific: re-envisioning the art museum

A view from the Pacific: re-envisioning the art museum
A lecture by Michael Govan
Chaired by Christopher Brown (Director, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford)

Free admission
Doors will open at 4.45pm
 

Date: 
Tuesday, 13 May, 2014 - 17:00 - 18:30
Venue: 

Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford

2012 - 2013

Visiting Professor: Ivo Mesquita

Events

Thinking on one's feet & Museums: experience versus numbers

Thinking on one's feet: A walking tour of the studio - A lecture by William Kentridge
Museums: experience versus numbers - A lecture by Ivo Mesquita
Chaired by Dr Seamus Perry (English Faculty)

Date: 
Monday, 6 May, 2013 - 16:00 - 18:00
Venue: 

Said Business School

Speaker: 
Ivo Mesquita
Click here for a podcast of the lectures.

Pictures and Texts

Pictures and Texts - A symposium with William Kentridge, Ivo Mesquita and Estrella de Diego Otero
Chaired by Professor Shearer West

Date: 
Thursday, 9 May, 2013 - 17:00 - 18:30
Venue: 

Grove Auditorium, Magdalan College, Oxford

Speaker: 
Ivo Mesquita
Click here for a podcast of the symposium