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The Curatorial and the Cultural Encounter in Hospital Contexts. Convened by Catsou Roberts

22 April 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


This session explores art and wellbeing in hospital and NHS contexts. Catsou Roberts invites a panel of healthcare and arts specialists to talk about issues involved in delivering an ambitious art programme within clinical environments. Speakers will discuss the motivations for hospitals acquiring and displaying historic art collections as well as commissioning, curating and building collections of contemporary work.

Attendee downloads for this session (PDF): Convenor and contributors’ bios for ‘The curatorial and the cultural encounter in hospital contexts’ session C Roberts 22 April 2021

Cleveland Clinic sample newsletters from Iva Fattorini: 2014 Arts & Medicine Institute Newsletter2015 Arts and Medicine Institute Newsletter

Catsou Roberts is the Director of Vital Arts, the charitably funded arts organisation embedded within Barts Health NHS Trust. Previously, she was Senior Curator at Arnolfini from 1999-2004. Catsou serves in a range of advisory roles and has juried several public-realm design competitions, awards and art prizes. She is a long-standing elected member of the AICA and IKT. She studied Art History at Columbia University and the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and was a Helena Rubinstein Fellow in Museum Studies at the Whitney Independent Study Program.

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22 April 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm