Museum Life at LACMA 

Friday 25 October 2013 , 10-11.30am
Classroom, Level 4, Te Papa (enter through Tangata o le Moana)
Wellington  , Wellington 
Free to attend

Join Wendy Kaplan for a discussion about museum life at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Wendy will deliver a broad overview of LACMA’s exhibitions, publications, research and collecting, and visitor engagement.

The talk will cover LACMA’s online publications, collecting initiatives, community building, and educational outreach programmes. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

Who will I meet?

Wendy Kaplan has been Department Head and Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) since 2001.  Previously, she held curatorial positions at the Wolfsonian-Florida International University in Miami, Glasgow Museums in Scotland, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Wendy is a leading expert on late nineteenth- to mid-twentieth-century design. She has authored, co-authored, or edited many books on the subject such as The Arts & Crafts Movement in Europe and America: Design for the Modern World (2004), and Leading "The Simple Life": The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain (1999).  She has also organised major exhibitions on these subjects.

Wendy is the co-curator of the exhibition California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way, which opened at LACMA in October 2011, and has recently been exhibited at AucklandArtGallery.

Who is it for?

This informal discussion will be of interest to anyone who is working in, or in partnership with, museums, art galleries, and heritage and iwi organisations in New Zealand.

How do I sign up?

This seminar is free to attend, however space is limited.  If you’re planning to attend, please email us on to book your place.