Building the Sainsbury Centre
More than forty years after it was built, the Sainsbury Centre retains the capacity to surprise and delight, and to challenge expectations of the modern museum.
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Delve deeper into our work with artists, collectors and the public, and discover new perspectives on the Sainsbury Centre.
Curator, cultural historian and broadcaster Gus Casely-Hayford is the Director of V&A East and formerly, the Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. He talks to Ghislaine Wood about the Sainsbury Centre and the changing nature of curatorial practice around the world.
Nigerian-born, British fashion designer Duro Olowu is internationally renowned for the luxurious womenswear collections he creates, inspired by art and his international travels. He has curated a number of exhibitions of art from across time, place and discipline most recently the much lauded exhibition Making And Unmaking at Camden Arts Centre in 2016. A big fan of Magdalene Odundo, he travelled to see the exhibition The Journey of Things at both the Hepworth Wakefield and the Sainsbury Centre. He talks to curator Tania Moore about Odundo’s practice, importance and the gravitas of the display.