Frieze Academy Series Public vs. Private Museums: Bridging the Divide?
Frieze Academy Series Public vs. Private Museums: Bridging the Divide?

25 January 2019
National Gallery Singapore
Opening Hours
Fri 6pm–7.30pm
Free Admission
Frieze Academy makes its debut during Singapore Art Week 2019. This is the second of a three-part event series organised by Frieze, in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board, which sees local and international creatives come together to exchange insights on contemporary art in Southeast Asia.

What is the difference between ‘public’ and ‘private’ in the 21st-century museum landscape? What roles do private organizations occupy in regions where public art infrastructure is limited or contested? How do – or should – their programmes and responsibilities diverge from or overlap with those that are state-funded?

Bringing together international museum professionals from across the sectors, this panel discussion will focus on the burgeoning of private museums and foundations across Southeast Asia. It will also consider the many ways in which public institutions internationally are engaging with private organisations, and emerging forms of collaboration between the sectors.

As part of the Frieze Academy series, local and international curators will also participate in four closed-door roundtable sessions on 23–24 January, hosted in collaboration with partner Singapore institutions on issues of contemporary curating in an international context.

Image courtesy of Frieze Academy

Talk & Discussion
The Art Week Conversations: Considering Collecting

Various Locations
16 – 31 January
The Art Week Conversations: Considering Collecting
Now in its fifth edition and targeted at new and existing audiences, The Art Week Conversations look at collecting and collectors in Southeast Asia, in particular Vietnam and Singapore.