Objects Under Surveillance
On Wednesday 19 January 2011, the Autopsies Research Group and the Work of Film Group hosted the first of a series of events engaging representations of surveillance and policing technologies. A Museum Roundtable, entitled 'Objects under Surveillance,' brought together a group of museum professionals to discuss the intersection of modern policing and cultural representations in the museum.
The panelists discussed topics ranging from the ways that museums today preserve the history of everyday policing; the history of surveillance objects; the utilisation of representations of surveillance in the public domain; and the social and cultural implications of the popularisation of surveillance media.
The panelists were Simon Baker (Curator of Photography, Tate), Katy McGahan and Sue Woods (Curators, British Film Institute), Neil Paterson (Manager, the Metropolitan Police Historical Collection) and Jann Matlock (UCL French Department and Film Studies Space).
Videos of the event can be viewed by clicking on the images below.