As more of the world has come online, it has become easier to collaborate on creative projects and share them across the globe. As a result there has been an increase in arts institutions welcoming content from the public onto their websites and even into gallery exhibitions and displays.
When considering artworks short listed to feature in The Family Matters Display, curatorial discussion turned towards the best ways in which to include representations of modern British family life into the collection. Appealing to the public for their photographic interpretations of the family and integrating them among key historic and contemporary works became a key process in our interpretation. This approach has created my food for thought.
How does the inclusion of publicly sourced artwork change the role of the art gallery?
Do you want to contribute content online or in the gallery? Or is the whole point of a museum that it is curated for you?
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