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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Crichton Conversations 2013/14 Lecture Programme

  Innovation and Design in Scotland: A celebration.
Given the strength of the reputation of this region as a flourishing centre of excellence in arts and crafts, the Crichton Conversation on Tuesday 29th October 2013  should be of huge interest and relevance locally. Guest speaker, Professor Philip Long, Director of the V&A Dundee project will examine the impact and importance of innovation and design and its impact on the Scottish economy. He will also bring us up to date on the exciting V&A project based in Dundee.
The Kengo Kuma design selected for the new V&A Dundee project
Philip was previously Senior Curator of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. From 2008 he also led the National Galleries of Scotland’s prestigious Artist Rooms project. An acknowledged expert in Scottish art and design he has organised exhibitions and written highly praised publications on William Gillies, Anne Redpath, the Scottish Colourists, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and on the architect Basil Spence.

The lecture is sponsored by the Solway Centre, University of Glasgow, Dumfries.

Commenting, Dame Barbara Kelly, Foundation Convenor said “The Foundation is delighted that the Solway Centre is our partner for this discussion.  It is always stimulating to have someone as expert as Philip Long to speak on a subject which is important to the local community. We hope to have a good turnout to hear the talk and participate in the questions and debate which will follow.  Why not join us for the evening?”

The talk is on Tuesday 29th October 2013 at 7.30pm in the Easterbrook Hall, Crichton Campus, Dumfries DG1 4TA. Tickets for the lecture cost £5 and all are welcome at the door, students free with valid ID. If you would like to join us afterwards for supper then tickets are £15 and must be pre booked before 22 October 2013.

If you wish to book or to receive a copy of the full programme please contact the Crichton Foundation Tel: 01387 702048 email: 

The Crichton Foundation thanks the following sponsors of the Conversation Series: Brewin Dolphin, Crichton Carbon Centre, University of the West of Scotland, The Solway Centre, University of Glasgow, Scotland’s Rural College, the Crichton Development Company, NHS Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Natural Heritage plus a number of anonymous donors.

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