An online discussion between Dr. Gabriele Finaldi, Director of the National Gallery in London, and Mami Kataoka, Director of Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, with opening remarks from the UK’s Minister of State (Minister for Asia), Nigel Adams MP.
The global pandemic has forced cultural institutions to innovate in order to meet the needs of their audiences and to ensure their financial sustainability. In this discussion, two leading figures from the UK and Japanese cultural sectors will address some key questions about the future of museums and galleries. We ask, how can museums and galleries connect with a global audience? And what is the role of the arts in society in the era of Covid-19 and beyond?
Video link: British Council YouTube channel
Matthew Knowles, Director, British Council Japan
Nigel Adams MP, Minister of State (Minister for Asia) FCDO
Mami Kataoka, Director, Mori Art Museum
Dr. Gabriele Finaldi, Director, National Gallery, London
(in order of appearance)