The second lecture of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation’s School of Museum Leadership public lecture series. Broadcast in Russian.
2020 has been a momentous year for the whole world but what has been the impact on the museum sector and where does it leave cultural leadership? This lecture will explore how cultural leaders are responding to the challenges they face, such as decreased revenue, reductions in visitor number and restrictions to both staff working and visitor engagement by pivoting their institution’s offer and ways of working. It will also examine the impact on leaders themselves, looking at the importance of self-care alongside how leaders can support their teams in these difficult times.
Lucy Shaw works for the University of Oxford, where she is Programme Director for Oxford Cultural Leaders, an international executive leadership programme for museums, heritage and the arts, which she launched in 2015 in partnership with Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Lucy is part of a research team exploring the changing expectations and demands of museum leadership and is co-author of The Museum Leadership Report, 2018. Lucy is also Head of Partnerships and Programmes at the University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums Division (GLAM), where she works with the divisional office team leading on vision and strategy. She manages the GLAM Partnership and Engagement Team, which includes staff working across the Ashmolean Museum, Bodleian Libraries, Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum, History of Science Museum and the Pitt Rivers Museum developing and delivering community engagement and inclusion volunteering programmes. Outside of Oxford Lucy is Chair of Neon Dance, and internationally renowned company that engages a diverse and digital population of artists and people in unique experiences.
Moderator: Elena Sobinova, director, Project Initiative; Elena’s professional interests include management of projects and organizations in the cultural sector, strategic planning, regional cultural development.
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PRO ARTE Foundation is the project partner and the programme operator.