Wim Pijbes, CRASSH Humanitas Visiting Professor in Art History 2015-16 will be in conversation with Dr Emilie Gordenker, Director of the Mauritshuis. This is part of a series of events on the theme of how to make old masters museums relevant for today and the future. The event will be chaired by Dr Alexander Marr (History of Art, University of Cambridge).
How do you make a collection with old masters and only paintings, in a building which in itself can't be refurbished, relevant and appealing to the audience of today and tomorrow? Wim Pijbes will lead the conversation with Emilie Gordenker on the issues below.
1. The building: architecture and the extension of the Mauritshuis
2. The audience: which tools you use to attract the audience
3. The collection: what is the role and how can you 'use' your icons