This session aims to explore how global cultural professional practice has emerged within and alongside the globalisation of the cultural arts sector. The session is particularly interested in exploring the cultural and political implications of professional cultural practice in the global arena.
Globalisation of the cultural sector has resulted in the emergence of global art fairs, world expos, transnational exhibitions, branch museums and so on. The globalisation of professional cultural practice has developed within and alongside these activities. This panel seeks to explore how and in what ways globalisation has affected the development of professional cultural practice. How are global arts practices institutionalised? Who governs global cultural practice and how does this affect the institutionalisation of the sector? How does the globalisation of cultural and creative practices affect local and regional art markets? How do individuals experience and respond to globalising processes within the cultural sector? Papers can explore any aspect of professional cultural practice including cultural heritage, museums, arts and artistic practice, digital and online cultural production and so on. Papers addressing issues around identity, politics, power, transmission and translation are particularly welcomed. Paper proposals can be either practice or conceptually focused.