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Curator as Practitioner

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Sara Roberts
Academic year

Module overview

This module articulates the professional relationships of the contemporary curator, and provides an opportunity for you to develop a clear conceptual postion as a curator. It considers the work of the curator in a variety of professional contexts; it acknowledges the shape, interconnections and networks of the wider professional sphere.

The module will enable you to draw upon a range of curatorial experience in collections/institutions, biennales, off-site and socially-engaged projects, and examines real-world case-studies. Lectures, seminars and workshops led by curatorial experts will inform your understanding of the research, production, interpretation and administration of curated projects nationally and globally. The participatory approach to sessions will ensure you develop your understanding through practical exercises and open discussion of the issues raised.

In connection with your awareness of curatorial contexts and histories, this module will develop your engagement with a range of curation practices and discourse and further develop tools for critical debates and practice. You will build a portfolio of a wide range of skills and knowledge vital to employability in the sector