The Curating and Exhibition Management short course introduces and analyses key issues concerning the development and successful execution of exhibitions and is organised around a series of unique presentations and site visits delivered by the course tutor.
Exhibitions are core activities in museums and art galleries. The curation of museum collections and contemporary art in combination with important international loans offer varying presentations of artworks by a solo artist, a group of artists, one genre, one theme, or a particular collection.
Exhibitions are conceived by curators and organised in collaboration with exhibition organisers and exhibition registrars.
Our Curating and Exhibition Management short course is delivered over 10 weeks and is ideal for anyone looking for maximum flexibility combined with expert tuition.
Students will learn how to engage within the industry to better prepare and equip themselves with the professional skills needed to develop and manage successful exhibitions to embark on an exciting career in Exhibition Management
Taught in the evening in central London, this curating and Exhibition Management evening course is designed for individuals interested in working in this area or who may have attended the The Business of the Visual Arts course.
The Curating and Exhibition Management short course provides an insight into the development and delivery of balanced exhibitions.
We will explore current curatorial practice, programming and audiences in presenting commercial and academic exhibitions along with legal and practical aspects.
Sessions include presentations by the course leader, guest lecturers from the industry who will speak about current curatorial practices and a number of field trips to innovative visual art venues.
“ I have learnt a lot of things I didn´t know before and I have made very good friends too. ”
Mariangel Soler Alonso-Genis
You will acquire an understanding of the complexities, stakeholders and schedules involved in managing and executing exhibitions. In addition, pitfalls and how they can be overcome to avoid negative outcomes are considered and discussed.
This pathway offers nuts and bolts experiences to progress your knowledge and prepare you should you contemplate pursuing a career in this professional environment.
The Curating and Exhibition Management short course will cover current issues including, but not limited to:
Field trips will take place on Saturday afternoons.
You should have a sincere interest in curating and exhibition management.
You must have a comprehensive command of both written and spoken English.
You will be assessed through informal assessment activities such as group discussions, presentations and essays.
You will also be expected to deliver a comprehensive presentation covering curation and exhibition management as agreed with the course tutor.
This bibliography is grouped under relevant topics. During the course you should read at least one of the references for at least one or two topics. Basic references with which you should be familiar by the end of the course Art Newspaper, Artist Newsletter, Museum Practice, Museums Journal, are available online.
Renée Pfister has built an esteemed and longstanding career as a consultant, curator, registrar and business development manager in the art world.
She was part of the curatorial team at the British Museum where she was involved in realising major projects such as the Great Court and the Weston Gallery of Roman-Britain.
At the Tate Gallery she worked as a Registrar from 1999 to 2005 and was responsible for managing acquisitions and ground-breaking international exhibitions from the Tate’s collection.
She also participated in a Registrars’ exchange programme at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York, wrote a chapter for the Routledge publication ‘Understanding International Art Markets & Management’ and worked for the late Sir Anthony Caro as an advisor.
Since 2010 she has run her own art and gallery consultancy, has curated exhibitions at the German Embassy and was a key figure in the Foundation of the Victoria Museum in Kiev. She offers support to gallery owners new in the business, career mentoring services to emerging and mid-career artists and writes regularly for the Family Office Magazine on art related topics.
In addition, she teaches at City, University of London, Lancaster University and Sotheby’s Institute of Art.