The National Gallery of Art is pleased to announce two postdoctoral curatorial fellowships for 2008-2011, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. These three-year fellowships provide curatorial training and support scholarly research related to the collections of the National Gallery of Art. Fellows are fully integrated into a specific curatorial department with duties, privileges, and status equivalent to an assistant […]

Curating a Second Life by Daniele Balit October 26, 2007; 8:00 pm, Skopje Contact for more info: Tel: +389 2 3228 594 Email: presstoexit [at] The word “avatar” derives from the Sanskrit term Avatāra, meaning “incarnation” and today, it commonly designates the identity assumed for exploring virtual worlds and online communities such as Second Life. The avatar is not only a […]

Lorie Mertes, Director of the Galleries at Moore and Janet Kaplan, Director of the new BFA in Curatorial Studies announce: Curating and Education: Conversations with an International Panel Saturday October 27, 2007, 10am – 5pm Moore College of Art & Design 20th and The Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Curating and Education is the second in an ongoing series of public […]

Tales of the Unexpected: the Future of Curating Contemporary Crafts Thursday 8th November, mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) 9.45am-4.30pm Organised by the Crafts Council and MA Curating Contemporary Design, Kingston University (in partnership with the Design Museum), Tales of the Unexpected is a conference that will explore the challenges of curating contemporary craft through a series of exciting and […]

The document below, being circulated by the Kamloops Art Gallery in Canada, poses some incisive questions that many cultural institutions, not just museums in small cities, are facing. Input from curators on some of these issues would greatly benefit this study. Full text follows: Dynamic Art Museums in Small Cities The Board of Trustees of the Kamloops Art Gallery, a […]

The Crafts Council UK is delighted to announce the launch of a new Award scheme for curators. The Award: This annual Award scheme will enable successful applicants to each receive a £5,000 Award (inclusive). The Spark Plug Curator Award scheme aims to provide each year a minimum of four selected curators the opportunity to develop an ambitious and innovative exhibition […]

[Italics are mine – I found the statements that I highlighted to be insightful, though sometimes contentious, viewpoints on the future roles of curators and critics. -Ed.] Announcing a new, innovative and interdisciplinary two-year program in critical writing and curatorial practice leading to the Master of Arts degree at Konstfack, Sweden’s leading University College of Art, Craft and Design. Our […]

The eighth Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF) opens today in Rotterdam. One of the most important international art and technology festivals, DEAF is organized every two years by V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media. This is a special year, as V2_ is also celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary during DEAF07 with a night of music and performances at Staal in Rotterdam […]

I’ve just added a new feature to this website that I’d like to draw your attention to. In the sidebar on the right, you’ll see a new search box – called “art + curating Google search”. When you enter search terms into this box, a Google search is performed, but it is a pre-refined search, privileging results from a group […]

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