Cultural Leadership in the 21st Century


TALKS X Asia Society - Art Central Series

Discussion 2:00 – 3:00pm

At their core, museums and cultural institutions require a philosophy and a global pedagogy which they must mutually impart to their audiences both local and international. But what key factors come into play when building a buoyant collection, a strong aesthetic, and a unique standpoint? This exclusive program will connect and compare distinguished cultural institutions through their strategies, goals and philosophy. Through a high caliber panel of cultural leaders, the program will provide an innate and thorough discussion on how their missions affects governance, collections, public programs, community outreach, and museum partnerships on both an internal and universal scale.


Tim Reeve has been Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), since 2013. Tim has overall responsibility for the operation of the Museum, including commercial and digital activities, exhibitions, FuturePlan and the delivery of a world-class visitor experience. He is the overall project champion for Design Society and the advocate at senior level, responsible for the support and guidance of the team. He is also closely involved in establishing V&A East, a dynamic new museum in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London. Tim is a graduate in Ancient History from Royal Holloway, University of London, and studied at the Institute of Archaeology (UCL) and INSEAD on its International Executive Programme. He has served as a Trustee of the Hadrian’s Wall Trust and of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA), and is a member of the board of the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

Maud Page joined the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2017 as the Deputy Director and Director of Collections at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Her position oversees the development and direction of the Gallery’s impressive Collections. She is responsible for the management and operation of the Gallery’s acquisition program, the conservation and display of the Collection, curatorial content and development of exhibitions and the Gallery’s extensive research archive. Maud was previously Deputy Director, Collection and Exhibitions at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, (QAGOMA) Brisbane. Maud has written and lectured extensively, including teaching Museum Studies at Sydney University and Hong Kong University. She regularly contributes to Australian art journals and was a member of the curatorium for the Quai Branly’s Photoquai Biennial in Paris in 2009 and 2011.

Tina Colayco is the President of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, a modern and contemporary art museum in the Philippines. Her professional experience draws from over 30 years as an educator, curator, designer, publisher, and museum administrator. She has been involved in art and design education as a professor and a former dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines. She is the founder of a specialist publishing company, ArtPostAsia Inc. which has produced coffee table books on Philippine and Southeast Asian art, heritage, cultural and natural studies. She has an art history degree from Fordham University NY, and a post graduate degree in management and technology for graphic communications from New York University.

Yifawn Lee is the publisher of Orientations, a magazine for collectors and connoisseurs of Asian art, and founder of Asian Art Hong Kong - an annual week-long festival that provides unique access to Asian art from the antiquities to the contemporary through seminars, gallery tours and special exhibitions. In 2014, she launched a Chinese-language edition of Orientations, Meichengzaijiu Orientations. Yifawn has a graduate degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University and a postgraduate degree in Economics from the London School of Economics. She serves on the board of advisors of Liang Yi Museum.


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Event Details

Thu 23 Mar 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road
Free Admission with any Art Central Ticket; Registration not required
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