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Thomas Marks: The Witty Museum

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We are delighted to welcome Thomas Marks, editor of Apollo Magazine, for an entertaining lecture exploring the possibilities within museums and art galleries for comedy and ambiguity.

From satirical novels to the Simpsons, museums and their visitors have often been the butt of jokes – and these, like it or not, often based on the idea that museums take themselves too seriously. But what would it mean for curators to season museum displays with wit or humour? When was the last time a museum made you laugh?

This lecture is part of the In Memory of Giles Waterfield lecture series.