Demystifying Museum Careers: The Role of the Graphic Designer

Do you want to work in a museum or in the heritage sector, but aren’t sure which roles you should apply to, or where to start?

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Past Event
Demystifying Museum Careers: The Role of the Graphic Designer photo

Join us for the sixth instalment of the ‘Demystifying Museum Careers’ webinar series, where we will be joined by Senior Graphic Designer Kirsten Abildgaard. You’ll learn about what goes on in the design studio of a national museum, from designing exhibitions and object labels to signage and wayfinding. You’ll hear about the design studio’s work creating graphics for events and festivals, and their role in art directing museum photography and videos. Kirsten will also be sharing insights into her professional journey with an invisible disability.

Kirsten Abildgaard (she/her) is a Senior Graphic Designer at the V&A. Originally from Denmark, Kirsten has an unconventional background: in-house designer for Tate, War Artist with the Royal Navy, creative strategy and research for museums and galleries worldwide, to studio management with high-end fashion clients at The Gentlewoman and Fantastic Man magazines.

V&A Academy is pleased to bring you this Continuing Professional Development webinar series to take you behind-the-scenes, and introduce you to museum jobs and to the responsibilities of caring for the collections.

NB: Please note that this event will be recorded.

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