Date(s) - 05/11/2014
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Polar Museum
Trainer: Harriet Loffler, Curator of Contemporary Art at Norwich Castle, with contributions from the Contemporary Art Society, University of Cambridge Museums and practicing artists.
This workshop will examine why museums and artists work together and the benefits of such collaborations.
It will offer case studies and provide a variety of examples of working with artists on a small scale to much larger commissions. Working with artists can often be unpredictable so this session will provide measures to help prepare for this process to promote confidence and consideration throughout.
The training day coincides with a residency project with visual artist Caroline Wright and Norwich Castle, the Polar Museum and UCL Museums & Collections which takes de-accessioned objects as its material. As part of this workshop, participants will be encouraged to take part in an afternoon activity of assisting the artist as she painstakingly dismantles selected de-accessioned museum objects.
There will also be time for participants to share their own experiences of working with artists.
By the end of the course participants will:
- Better understand why a museum might work with an artist and why an artist might want to work with a museum
- Feel more confident about approaching and working with artists
- Understand how to agree realistic expectations with artists
- Understand the core costs involved with working with artists
Morning refreshments will be provided, but please make your own arrangements for lunch.
Bookings are closed for this event.