Museums over the 20th century became increasingly spectacular and complex, with museum buildings often outshining the collections they house. In this four-part course, Dr Anne Galastro will look in detail at some of the world’s great museums and the breathtaking spaces they occupy.
All lectures take place on a Wednesday.
- 14 Feb: The Museum as Monument – from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum in New York to the new Louvre in Abu Dhabi
- 21 Feb: The Converted Museum – new buildings from old at the Musée d’Orsay and Tate Modern
- 28 Feb: The Transparent Museum – glass walls at the Pompidou Centre and beyond
- 7 Mar: The Expanding Museum – attaching new wings to old favourites