Ben Uri's Future - Q&A

23 March 2021 

Ben Uri: Survival & A Purposeful Future


With the successful launch last year of Ben Uri as the First Full-scale Virtual Art Museum and Research Centre, and content, engagement and outreach growing exponentially, Ben Uri's Chair and senior colleagues will answer all questions on the past, present and exciting future of Ben Uri from 6:00pm GMT, Tuesday 23rd March.

 

Questions can be asked on the evening or before by email to Questions@benuri.org

  • Our history — the first 80 years — 6 years without a gallery — 20 years since

  • The strategies for survival and public benefit from the last 20 years

  • The 2016-2017 decision to merge with the university of East Anglia and its collapse at the altar.

  • The 2018 decision to transform into a digital institution supported by a physical presence

  • The far-reaching futuristic approach to how a small purposeful museum can reinvent itself and reshape its operating policies to maximise public benefit and return on investment

  • The rationale supporting the refining of the collection, the legal hierarchy of the decision-making process, deaccessioning and methods of disposal

  • The current and future strategy to deliver a thriving, purposeful, and distinctive Ben Uri in 2050 and beyond

  • The Ben Uri Research Unit (BURU) for the study and recording of the Jewish and immigrant contribution to British visual culture since 1900

  • The redefinition of the collection to dovetail with the focus of the Research Unit, including recent acquisitions

  • The pioneering research and ambitions of the Arts and Health Institute using the collection as its source of material

  • And any other subjects you choose

 

The following link to a recently published article in Arts Professional may be helpful: Why 'selling' strategically is not 'selling out'. Read Here

 

The Q&A was recorded and is now live on our website.

 

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