Lecture | ‘Living Up To One’s Teapot: Decorative Arts and Design in the Art Museum Today’ Christopher Menz

The Robert Wilson Annual Lecture in Decorative Arts

Worcester Royal Porcelain co., Worcester (manufacturer) Aesthetic teapot 1882 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne The Dr Robert Wilson Collection. Presented through the NGV Foundation by Dr Robert Wilson, Honorary Life Benefactor, 2002

Dr Robert Wilson is one of the most significant benefactors to the NGV’s Decorative Arts Department.

To acknowledge his outstanding philanthropy, and his long-standing contribution to the Public Programs department, the NGV has established an annual lecture in Robert’s name. The 2013 inaugural lecture will be given by Christopher Menz. Christopher was formerly Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia and Senior Curator of Decorative Arts at the NGV.

Living up to one’s teapot: Decorative Arts and Design in the Art Museum Today

Collecting and displaying decorative arts and design is a core function of many leading art museums around the world. Christopher Menz looks at how and why these collections have evolved, how they can be interpreted to new audiences, and what their place is in the art museum of the 21st century.

Date: Tuesday 19th February, 6 for 6.30pm

Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, (enter North Entrance via Arts Centre forecourt), NGv international, 180 St Kilda Road

Cost: $25 Adult / $20 Member / $22 Concession (includes a glass of sparkling on arrival)

Bookings: via NGV on 03 8662 1555 10am–5pm or on the night. Event Code P1319