Curating Culture: behind the scenes of museums and archives
February 23, 2015. 5:30-7:30
NYU in London. 6 Bedford Square. WC1B 3RA
Password: curating culture
The aim of this workshop is to highlight the differences between the academic and museological approaches to arts education, and thus, again, place the students in a position of understanding their learning process. For this project Mahnaz Yousefzadeh will collaborate with Peta Motture, Senior Curator at the Victoria & Albert, who has had a first-hand involvement in the work undertaken in building and curating the new Medieval and Renaissance wing of the museum. This experience, as well as her forthcoming book on the Culture of Bronze, a subject matter LS students encounter in CF and SF series, provides the students with a glimpse into the work behind the scenes of exhibitions and glass showcases, which often “hide” the very process of culture creation our students are called upon to engage with. In a previous workshop held in London in 2013, students came together to appreciate that far from being a ready-made product, the museums are creative, ideological, and economic spaces of production and problem solving.
Assigned Text: Peta Motture, Inspire, engage ,
Power Point: NYU Curating Renaissance 23 Feb 2015
Passord: Curating Renaissance