This month, the V&A and the RIBA will be hosting a symposium for the UK and Ireland group of the International Confederation of Architectural Museums (ICAM). The event will discuss ways of getting people thinking about architecture, new architectural enterprises for museums and how to think creatively about helping the public to interact with museums’ architectural collections and archives.
Professional Illustrator and Baca Director, Richard Coutts, will be sketching live and speaking about the value of drawing, and how it can be used as a tool for raising awareness amongst the general public, private clients and in public consultations. The symposium is aimed at all members of ICAM-UKI, international members of ICAM and other museum or heritage professionals working with architectural collections, offering the opportunity to connect with colleagues across a range of architecturally engaged institutions.
Delegates will attend a drinks reception and a private view of the recently launched Philip Webb (1831-1915) exhibition. Drawing on the unparalleled collection of drawings and archives of the V&A and RIBA, the display brings together Webb’s diverse projects and his roles as architect and designer.