Facing the Future: Gabriele Finaldi
The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London
Wednesday 17 May 2017
PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN
- Gabriele Finaldi: Director, The National Gallery
- Prof. Deborah Swallow: The Courtauld Institute of Art
- Martin Caiger-Smith: The Courtauld Institute of Art
Ticket / entry details:Open to all, free admission
Advance booking will be required. Friends priority opens 3 May, general public 5 May.
The National Gallery: Looking forward as well as back
Gabriele Finaldi, formerly Deputy Director of the Prado, became Director of the National Gallery in 2015. In his talk he will consider how the Gallery’s past influences its future and what are the challenges that lie ahead. The Gallery houses one of the finest collections anywhere but how does the art of the past speak across time? In an increasingly technological world, what is the significance of the authentic experience of great art? How does a historic collection engage with the contemporary world?