On Thursday, July 17th, the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities will host a lecture by Professor Martin Roth, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, titled “Ukiyo-e to Emoji: Museums in the Digital Age.” The event is free and open to all, although the organizers suggest you register to guarantee you get a seat and to help with an indication of numbers. Please visit the Eventbrite page to register: http://goo.gl/bwEHkF.
The talk will discuss the consequences of the digital revolution and how advances in digital design and media influence and change museum practice. By looking back at the Victoria and Albert Museum, founded during the technological and social changes of the Industrial Revolution, Martin Roth will question what curatorial principles from the 19th century remain the same today.
The lecture will be followed by audience questions and a drinks reception. For event details, please visit their web page: http://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/martinroth
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