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The evolution of the role of curator has been both celebrated and highly contested, especially in the last twenty years. This course provides participants with a strong understanding of historical and current curatorial practices through the analysis of different exhibitions and display platforms, looking at the museum model in comparison with independent galleries as well as the relationship between the artist and curator. Participants are equipped with a sound introduction to different aspects of the profession. The course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in this particular field and those interested in curating their own exhibition.

Suitable for beginners as well as art world professionals looking to develop their existing knowledge and expertise. Minimum age 18.

This course includes:

  • Eight-week term, with a half-term break;
  • Expert lecture with time for questions and discussion each week;
  • Occasional panel discussions with art market leaders;
  • Wine receptions with faculty and fellow participants;
  • Learning in the Institute's historic Georgian townhouse campus at the heart of Bloomsbury.
  • Networking opportunities with faculty and fellow participants;
  • Certificate of participation on completion of the course
The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    Evening Course: 6.30 - 7.45pm
    Date: 1, 8, 15, 29 October and 5, 12, 19, 26 November 2019 (term break 22 October)
    Venue: The course will take place at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3EE.

    Please note, this course is one of a 3-part module with Autumn, Spring, and Summer sessions. Click here to learn more about these modules.
  • Faculty


    To be announced.
  • Course Fees

    Course Fees

    Module 1 (Autumn 2019): £475 (Register by September 17, 2019 for 10% off)
    All 3 Modules (Autumn, Spring, and Summer):
    £1,275 (Register by September 17, 2019 for 10% off)

    Click here to register now and pay online.
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    Payment by credit or debit card only. If you prefer to pay by wire transfer or cheque, please contact:
    Jessica Foyle Public Programmes Coordinator
    T +44 (0)20 7462 3239 or
  • Course Timetable

    Course Timetable

    To be announced.
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  • Further Information

    Further Information

    For further information, please contact:
    Jessica Foyle Public Programmes Coordinator
    T +44 (0)20 7462 3239 or

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