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Arts Council England and British Museum join forces to explore artistic collaboration in the arts and museum sectors

  • Date: 4 July 2012
  • Area: London, National

Last week, Friday 29 June, Arts Council England partnered with the British Museum to deliver a major conference for the arts and museums sectors: Engaging the Artist's Voice: Museums, galleries and artists working in collaboration.

Reflecting our new responsibilities for museums, the conference was a timely opportunity for artists, galleries and museums to join forces for one day and discuss new ways of working together.

Themes of the day

Key note speeches were received from Dame Liz Forgan, Chair, Arts Council England and artist Bob and Roberta Smith. The programme, developed in consultation with Turning Point South East Network included presentations, case studies and lively discussion on the following themes:

  • Audiences and Artists: explorations into successful partnerships
  • The dialogue between objects and art
  • Working with the artist's creative voice

Participants and online observers were encouraged to engage in the discussion online using #engagingartists.

You can read a summary of online Twitter conversation about the event on our Storify profile.

Download Dame Liz Forgan's key note speech.

Listen to a podcast from the day:

Engaging the artist's voice - Arts Council England and British Museum joint conference 29 June 2012 by Arts Council England

Further information

Read more about how we are supporting museums.

Find out about forthcoming Arts Council England events.