Humanitas Chair in Museums, Galleries & Libraries University of Oxford, UK

09 May 2014

The Humanities Division, Balliol College and the Ruskin School of Art are delighted to welcome the distinguished director and curator Michael Govan as the 2014 Humanitas Visiting Professor in Museums, Galleries & Libraries.

In addition to conducting masterclasses and seminars with students from across the University, Govan will deliver a free public lecture entitled A view from the Pacific: re-envisioning the art museum and participate in a free public symposium called Between the artist and the museum.

Between the artist and the museum

A symposium with Michael Govan and Vik Muniz (Artist) Chaired by Paul Hobson (Director, Modern Art Oxford)

Free admission Doors will open at 4.45pm

Date: Friday, 9 May, 2014 – 17:00 – 18:30

Venue: Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford

Speaker: Visiting Professor: Michael Govan

A view from the Pacific: re-envisioning the art museum

​A lecture by Michael Govan Chaired by Christopher Brown (Director, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford)

Free admission, Doors will open at 4.45pm

The event will be followed by a drinks reception to which members of the audience are warmly invited

Date: Tuesday, 13 May, 2014 – 17:00 – 18:30

Venue: Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford

Speaker: Visiting Professor: Michael Govan

Michael Govan joined the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as Chief Executive Officer and Wallis Annenberg Director in 2006. In this role, he oversees all activities of the museum, including art programming and the Transformation campaign, an ambitious, multi-faceted building project that is expanding, upgrading and unifying the museum’s eight-building, twenty-acre campus (most recently including the addition of the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion).

​Ivorypress has published a record of the lecture given by Michael Govan. This publication is not for sale. Available upon request at: distribution@ivorypress.com