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Shortcourse presenting at Whitechapel Symposium 13th FebAs part of the CRUMB shortcourse below, course participants will be presenting as part of the public Whitechapel Symposium for the exhibition "Damn Braces ..." curated by Helen Kaplinsky, CAS fellow, concerning landscape, collections, and North East England.

Curating Art after New Media - Professional Development Course
9th-15th February 2014, Central London

This intensive week-long course in London is aimed at curators, exhibition organisers, educators and others working with contemporary art. The course will critically examine how contemporary curating can best match contemporary art practices, including practices that might be collaborative, or participatory. Since new media including social networking, augmented reality and open source have changed thinking on how art works in time and space, this course aims to update professional knowledge in the field. The local, national and international contexts of curating are rigourously examined.

Confirmed visits to discuss with curators at organisations include:

Design Museum - Curator - Permanent Collections Display.

Science Museum - Head of Media Space and Arts Programme.

Tate - Convenor (Young People's Programmes).

V&A - Senior Curator, Word and Image Department, and Digital Programmes Manager.

Wellcome Collection - Exhibitions Curator, Wellcome Collection.

The White Building and SPACE - Programming and Curatorial.

Furtherfield - Co-Director.

About the course leader

Course leader Beryl Graham co-founded with Sarah Cook CRUMB, the resource for curators of new media, in 1999. They also co-authored the book Rethinking Curating, which is on the curricula of many curating courses. Professor Beryl Graham has a PhD concerning curating new media art, curated Serious Games for Laing and Barbican art galleries, and is course leader for MA Curating. This course is based on a successful history of international masterclasses and professional development workshops, including:

Curatorial Masterclass on Open Source Curatorial Practice at Eyebeam in New York.

Professional Development Seminar on Documenting New Media Art in Newcastle, with Caitlin Jones, formerly of Guggenheim New York.

Commissioning & Collecting Variable Media Symposium, a collaboration with Contemporary Art Society at BALTIC, Gateshead.

Certificates of Attendance are available for this professional development course. Course attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation in London. Maximum of 12 places on this course, please book by 13th December 2013.

Course fee 950 plus VAT. Book your place here.


  media art
  open source


  Sarah Cook
  Beryl Graham
  Caitlin Jones