JAMES HAMILTON – Museums Matter

Friday 8th June 2pm – The Eastwood Room 


Britain’s great regional museums and art galleries, their development over the past fifty years and their future – as far as we can see it – are the subjects explored in a fascinating talk from writer and historian James Hamilton.

Drawing on his own experience as a regional curator since the 1970s and research from his forthicoming concise history of the British Musuem and its collections, we’re sure that in a city home to a world renowned collection and the wonderful Potteries Museum, there will be a great appetite for discussing the value and importance of museums outside of the country’s capital cities.

James Hamilton is an honorary fellow of Barber Institute, University of Birmingham, and a former Alistair Horne Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford. He has written biographies of J M W Turner, Gainsborough and Michael Faraday and is also author of A Strange Business: Making Art and Money in Nineteenth-Century Britain.

*We regret that The Eastwood Room is not wheelchair accessible