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The curator plays an essential role in the presentation of contemporary culture, often celebrated, sometimes highly contested, and rarely fully understood. This curating "boot camp" in two parts seeks to reveal the role of the curator through an immersive, intensive encounter with curatorship in today’s art world. Curating 1: Theories and Approaches 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 through lectures and group discussions, visiting speakers from the industry, and visits to current exhibitions in London. Curating 1 is suitable for beginners and art world professionals looking to develop their existing knowledge and expertise. Curating 2: In Practice is an intensive project-based learning experience, which will see students develop curatorial projects in small groups for presentation at the end of the course.

The course will include provocations from experienced curators and experts, a number of visits, and a panel "crit" of each curatorial project at the conclusion of the course. Curating 2 is suitable for those who have completed Curating 1 or can demonstrate equivalent experience. Both courses are designed for those who wish to pursue a career in the field, and who are interested in curating their own exhibitions.

The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    Dates: June 22 – July 2, 2020
    (2 weeks; Monday-Thursday)
    Location: The course will take place at Sotheby's Institute of Art - London, 30 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3EE, United Kingdom
  • Faculty


    Lilian CameronSemester Study, Course Leader, Art Museums, Galleries, and Curating, London
  • Course Fees

    Course Fees

    Course: £1,800
    Institute Fees:

    • A £40 registration fee beginning March 16, 2020

    • This fee increases to £80 on April 14, 2020

    Register for Multiple Courses to Save:

    • Take this course with Curating 1: Theories and Approaches: £2,950 (£650 savings)

    • Take a 2-week and 4-week course: £4,500 (£250 savings)

    • Take two 2-week courses: £3,450 (£150 savings)

    • Take any 4-week, 2-week, or 1-week course with another 1-week course to save £150

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