National Network Study Day: Elizabeth Price, The Artist and the Museum

23 March 2016


Ashmolean Lecture Theatre
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology, University of Oxford, Beaumont Street
Oxford OX1 2 PH,

Organiser: Contemporary Art Society

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 – 11:45 to 15.00

The day will focus on the Contemporary Art Society’s Annual Award commission for the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, in partnership with the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Ruskin School of Art. Elizabeth Price will talk about the development of her ambitious work A RESTORATION and the collaboration with other professionals involved in the project.

The event will map other elements of the commission, engaging with the museum’s collections on one side while dealing with the social and psychological implications of digital technologies on the other. Speakers will include Elizabeth Price and curators from the museums involved in the project; Alison Roberts, Paul Collins, Chris Morton and Harry Pythian Adams.

The event is open to all and particularly suited for museum professionals that work with art commissions (curators, project managers, registrars); archaeological, anthropological, social collections (scholars, researches, specialists) as well as artists that might be commissioned to work within a musicological context.

The event is free for National Network Members. To book a place please email Jacoba Bruneel, Office Administrator, Contemporary Art Society

To apply and download the Contemporary Art Society Travel Bursary Form (pdf) click here.

Non members can attend for £35 by booking here:


  • 11.45-12.30 – Registration and light lunch. Short introduction to the day and the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award by Dr Ilaria Puri Purini, Programmes Manager, Contemporary Art Society.
  • 12.30-13.00 – Viewing of the Elizabeth Price installation A Restoration.
  • 13.00-15.00 – Panel discussion with Elizabeth Price, Alison Roberts and/or Paul Collins, Chris Morton, Harry Pythian Adams moderated by Ilaria Puri Purini.
  • 15.00-15.15 – Coffee and End Notes.


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