Lecture and Workshopb by Owain Rhys in Pula
ICOM Croatia nad Adriamuse (www.adriamuse.org) are inviting to
lecture ‘Collecting the 21st Century – A Welsh Perspective’ and the workshop ‘What would you collect? Today’s objects for future generations‘ by Owain Rhys, Curator of Contemporary Life at St Fagans: National History Museum, in Cardiff, Wales
Place: County Chamber, Carrarina 5, Pula at 12,00.
Date: May 9 2013.
Owain Rhys is Curator of Contemporary Life at St Fagans: National History Museum, one of seven Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales sites. He graduated in Archaeology in 1999, and recently completed an MA with the School of Museum Studies, Leicester University. His book, Contemporary Collecting: Theory and Practice is based on the dissertation for that course. He is currently co-editing a collection of essays on the same topic. He is a member of Contemporary Collecting Wales, a group of curators interested in developing and administering a post-1950 distributed National Collection for Wales. Recent projects include an exhibition about Welsh pop music, displays about graffiti artists and LGBT life in Wales, a survey and recording of Italian immigrants in Wales, an exhibtion on the Animation industry in Wales, and the Refugee House, a gallery installation populated with refugees and asylum seekers. Originally from Llandwrog, North Wales, he now lives in Cardiff with his wife, Lleucu, and two children, Gruffudd and Dyddgu