National Network Co-acquisitions seminar 2011
National Network Members Event, A View - Artist Prints & Print Portfolios at the V&A, London, 2009
National Network Annual Conference 2011
Fortezza/Franzensfeste, Manifesta 7 2008
National Network Annual Conference 2010
The Contemporary Art Society's National Network membership provides arts professionals with a national and increasingly international perspective on public collection development that will support their working lives:
Membership offers access to the only UK wide programme that generates new ideas and shares existing knowledge relating to the institution of the museum and the development of public collections of contemporary art.
The programme is for museum and gallery directors, curators, educators, project managers and other arts professionals. The existing membership includes those who are working with collections and others who wish to know more about how public collections are established, developed, conserved, used, researched and animated for audiences everywhere.
The programme locates itself around the following key questions:
- How do museums and galleries form partnerships across the cultural ecology of the towns, cities and regions where they are located?
- Who will be curating, developing and mediating exhibitions and collections in the future - are we planning for a new generation?
- What sort of relationship do we have with audiences and how can we create a deeper experience of the history and the life of the collection?
- Will we be able to sustain the vitally important research culture that supports the work that curators, conservators, educators and more do to ensure that museums continue to initiate excellent public programming?