Art Galleries in Reclaimed or Listed Buildings

BuckleyGrayYeoman, the architects behind Cromwell Place, a new and ground-breaking solution for galleries and art professionals housed within five Grade II listed buildings in South Kensington, has invited speakers from the Royal Academy and Michael Werner Gallery to discuss how the architecture of a space influences the way in which visitors experience art.

Speakers will be asked to debate whether the 'blank cube' provides the best space to display art; in what way does the architecture of an art space dialogue with the art displayed; how much does working within listed buildings influence the curatorial process, and can the historical factor add an additional layer to the way in which visitors experience art?

Confirmed Speakers:

Paul White – BuckleyGrayYeoman
Marlene von Carnap, Associate Director at Michael Werner Gallery
Charles Saumarez-Smith, Art Historian and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts


Vanessa Norwood, Creative Director of The Building Centre. Vanessa was the co-curator of the British Pavilion for the 13th International Architecture Venice Biennale (2012)

26th of June at 6.30 to 8.30pm
Drinks will be provided upon arrival
Please arrive promptly as talk starts at 7pm


June 26, 2018

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Admission: FREE



The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret, 9A St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY SE1 9RY

Unfortunately there is no disabled access into the venue as it is in the attic space of a 300 year old church and entrance is via a 52-steps narrow spiral staircase.