York Ideas - Behind the Scenes at the Museum with Joanna Norman (2021)

Online, University of York and the V&A, 25 February 2021

York Ideas co-presented a public online event with YUSU, in their ‘Behind the Scenes’ lecture series, on Thursday 25 February 2021: ‘Behind the Scenes at the Museum’ with Dr Joanna Norman, Director of the V&A Research Institute (VARI).

The evening was introduced by Joan Concannon (Director of External Relations, University of York). Professor Michael White (Department of History of Art, University of York) introduced Dr Norman and chaired the session. Third-year history of art undergraduate and director of the student-run Norman Rea Gallery, Senah Tuma gave the final thanks.

Dr Norman gave fascinating insight into the V&A in her talk, taking us through the history of the V&A and sharing different aspects of the very varied research undertaken at the museum, as well as some of its research priorities going forward.  We then ran out of time after a constant flow of questions.  Indeed, the hour flew by and as Professor White expressed in his summing up, everyone in the audience longed for the day we would be able to get into museums again in person.

The event was recorded and can be viewed online.

Two people on a Zoom call

Screenshot of Dr Joanna Norman and Prof. Michael White at the online seminar

Main image: The Gamble Room, Victoria and Albert Museum (photo: Mark via Flickr (https://flic.kr/p/k2cr1r), edited, CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/))

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