Thoughts and Predictions from Leaders in Culture and Design

We have launched a new, free webinar series featuring LAPADA CEO, Freya Simms, in conversation with leading captains of culture. As Britain takes its first tentative steps out of lockdown, leading figures from the worlds of museums, design and curation will share their predictions for what the future holds for the art and cultural worlds as they emerge from the Covid-19 crisis.

Upcoming Webinars:

Thursday October 15 @ 11:00 BST – Join us for a conversation with LAPADA Member Connie Gray, Fashion Illustration Curator at Gray M.C.A and Kerry Taylor, Founder of leading couture auction house Kerry Taylor Auctions. We’ll discuss the evolution of fashion illustration and couture, and how they became bona fide collecting categories.

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Previous Webinars:

Freya is joined by founder of the Inchbald School of Design, Jacqueline Duncan OBE along with two alumni, Staffan and Monique Tollgard, co-founders of Tollgard Design Group and Country Life Executive Editor Giles Kime for a special conversation celebrating 60 years of the Inchbald School of Design. They discuss the legacy of the school, the evolution of the interior design profession globally over the past half century and their predictions for the future of interior design in a post-Covid world.

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Dr Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A Museum kicks-off the LAPADA Leaders series on Thursday 21 May at 1100 BST, discussing how the crisis can revolutionise and democratise cultural experiences and what cultural organisations can learn from the pandemic lockdown.

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Design icons Kelly Hoppen and Katharine Pooley will be in conversation on Wednesday 27 May at 1100 BST discussing the impact of the crisis on design trends and how it will affect the way we live and experience our homes.

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On Wednesday 3 June, former National Portrait Gallery Director and National Trust trustee, Sandy Nairne will be joined by The Foundling Museum’s Caro Howell in a discussion around the practicalities for museums as they look to reopen and what creative strategies will be employed to engage new audiences.

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On Wednesday 10 June, Goodwood Curator James Peill and the Duke of Buccleuch’s Curator Scott MacDonald will discuss country house curation and how in a world crisis the buildings and their collections are a monument to permanency.

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