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Curating art after new media: Professional development short course

curating art



Intensive week-long course in London - How can contemporary curating best match contemporary art practices, including practices that might be collaborative, or participatory?


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18-24 Feb 2018 Central London

See Course blog 2014-17, with curators from Hong Kong, Austria, The Netherlands, Ireland, India, Bahrain, USA and the UK.

This intensive week-long course in London is aimed at curators, exhibition organisers, educators and others working with contemporary art. Run over 7 days in London, the course will critically examine how contemporary curating can best match contemporary art practices, including practices that might be collaborative, or participatory. Since new media including social networking, augmented reality and open source have changed thinking on how art works in time and space, this course aims to update professional knowledge in the field. The local, national and international contexts of curating are rigourously examined.

Visits to discuss with curators at organisations on the 2014-17 courses included:

Design Museum ‎- Curator - Permanent Collections Display

Science Museum - Head of Media Space and Arts Programme

Tate - Convenor (Adult Programmes)

V&A – Senior Curator, Word and Image Department, and Digital Programmes Manager

Wellcome Collection - James Peto, Exhibitions Curator, Wellcome Collection Furtherfield - Co-Director ODI (Open Data Insitute) - Art Associate

About the course leader

Course leader Beryl Graham co-founded with Sarah Cook CRUMB, the resource for curators of new media, in 1999. They also co-authored the book Rethinking Curating, which is on the curricula of many curating courses. Professor Beryl Graham has a PhD concerning curating new media art, and is course leader for MA Curating. This course is based on a successful history of international masterclasses and professional development workshops, including:

Curatorial Masterclass on Open Source Curatorial Practice at Eyebeam in New York.

Professional Development Seminar on Documenting New Media Art in Newcastle, with Caitlin Jones, formerly of Guggenheim New York.

Commissioning & Collecting Variable Media Symposium, a collaboration with Contemporary Art Society at BALTIC, Gateshead.


Certificates of Attendance are available for this professional development course. Course attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation in London.

For further details please contact Beryl Graham.

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