Curating Now: Roles of the Contemporary Curator

Professional development course

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Tuesday 25 February 2020 – Tuesday 17 March 2020

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Seminar Room 2

  • Course price £240.00 - £260.00

Learn about the role of the contemporary curator in this four-week evening course. Each week, participants will hear from a different contemporary practitioner who will discuss their work and offer insights into ways of navigating a career in curation. Led by independent curator Matilda Pye, case studies and group conversations will unpack the contexts, opportunities and perspectives in which contemporary curating has expanded and evolved.

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Portrait of Course Leader  Matilda Pye

Course Leader
Matilda Pye

Matilda Pye is curator at the Queen’s House, Royal Museums Greenwich and a V&A Research Institute, Paul Mellon, Public Engagement Fellow. Since 2004 she has worked predominantly with museums including Tate, the V&A and the National Portrait Gallery.

It was really valuable to learn the 'nitty gritty' of what curators do on a daily basis. Previous Course Student

Course overview

As well as exploring curating in the gallery and museum system, this course explores curating in different contexts – festivals, pop ups, interventions and digital platforms – offering participants insight into a broad range of current thinking around curatorial practice in art and design.
Curating Now will focus on four themes: Curating with Science, Curating with Architecture, Curating Experience and Curating in Partnerships and Collaborations.

This course is ideal for curators at an early to mid-stage of their careers and for those who are considering a curating career in galleries and museums.

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Professional development course: Curating Now: Roles of the Contemporary Curator

25 February 2020 - 17 March 2020

£240.00 - £260.00

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