The fourth lecture of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation’s School of Museum Leadership public lecture series. Broadcast in Russian.
With the Covid-19 pandemic working to disrupt and challenge existing models and approaches across the cultural sector, all museums, however large and established, are having to start again. To borrow the language of business, 'we are all start-ups now'. Museums are already showing huge resilience and are working hard to re-set, re-start and re-open. This requires innovation — in approaches to engagement, communication, partnership and programming. This lecture will reflect on some of the processes of innovation underway across the museums sector, on emerging models and solutions, and on the key questions museums will need to answer for a sustainable future.
Dr Tom Fleming
Dr Tom Fleming is a leading international expert on the creative economy, cultural and arts policy and creative cities and regions. His work focuses on advising governments, municipalities and institutions across the world to develop effective research, policy, strategy and action across the creative economy. He has led strategic research projects in every region, with a particularly strong track record in Europe, Russia, Southeast Asia, Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. As Director of Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy (TFCC), which he set up in 2002, Dr Fleming leads an interdisciplinary and multi-lingual team which is delivering multiple projects across the world. He has led many research, strategy and evaluation programmes in over 60 countries and 300 cities and regions. Dr Fleming is also an expert adviser to UNESCO — in their Programme to support the 2005 Convention on Diversity of Cultural Expressions; Chair of the Board for Site Gallery, Sheffield; and is a Trustee of Arts for All (London) and Arts Cabinet (Edinburgh and London).
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.