Round table

Museums of Modern and Contemporary Art


Friday 12 and Saturday 13 January 2018

Round table organised in conjunction with the exhibition "Being Modern: MoMA in Paris".



“What Will Be Tomorrow’s Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art?”


Continuing a series first begun in 2015 with the Keys to a Passion  exhibition and entitled “Who is Writing Today’s Art History?”, this day of dialogue brings together the heads of the world’s most significant modern and contemporary art collections to explore one question: “What Will Be Tomorrow’s Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art?” Two roundtables address this issue using real-life examples and situations.


The first, moderated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, hosts the directors of institutions such as the MoMA, the Centre Pompidou and the Tate, museums which, by virtue of their responsibility to history, find themselves needing to establish a new course of action in a globalised landscape transformed by new technologies.


The second, led by Elisabeth Lebovici, brings together institutions such as the MoCA in Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana and the Pérez Art Museum Miami to pursue an “activist” perspective calling for new models to be invented.