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The Covid Culture Shock - Broadcast on 16 Dec

How are London’s leading cultural organisations adapting for the future?

London cultural leaders joined at a special, online event, to reflect on lessons from the Covid crisis and to reimagine the future for our cultural venues and districts.

The Covid Culture Shock, hosted by the Ismaili Centre London, brought together leading voices from South Kensington’s world-renowned art and science district, featuring the Royal Albert Hall, V&A, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Serpentine Galleries, Ismaili Centre and Goethe Institut. It was chaired by former UK Culture Minister Lord Vaizey.

The Covid pandemic has sent shock waves around the world, and left cultural venues fighting for survival. But it has also delivered new partnerships, digital innovations and unforeseen connections with audiences and communities. 

Together, the panelists explored the legacy of 2020, and how the crucible of Covid can be used to forge a new, thriving and inclusive future for global culture, as well as the vital role of culture in creating hope and change in a post-Covid world. South Kensington is the focus for this discussion, but the panel address the issues facing cultural leaders around the world.

Covid Culture Shock is presented by the Ismaili Centre in partnership with Discover South Kensington and the Goethe-Institut London. It was supported by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

Broadcast on Ismaili.TV on Wednesday 16 December 2020  8am / 2pm / 7pm / 12am 

Available on demand from 17 December here