Sun 9 Feb / + Q&A

How Central Is the Question of National Identities to History of Art Today?

What does it mean to be a ‘national’ gallery or collection? How essential was art in both the construction of a nation’s own identity and its perception of other countries and cultures? Does art continue to play such a role in today’s supposedly ‘globalised’ world?

Book now to hear Nicholas Penny (Director of the National Gallery), Christoph Vogtherr (Director of the Wallace Collection, a quintessentially French collection in an English museum) and Frédéric Ogée, who is Professor of English Studies at the Université Paris-Diderot and one of the most remarkable French art historians studying the reception of British art in France, explore these fascinating questions.

Chaired by Jan Dalley, Arts Editor, Financial Times

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