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 innovative case studies. Examples of best practice have been drawn from fine art, architecture, design, fashion and craft to explore and provide a platform for discussing future strategies for approaching curating contemporary craft. The themes for the day are:

– Craft and the Visual Arts: Pushing Boundaries
– Curating Craft in Public Spaces
– Curating Outside the Vitrine: New Approaches
– Curating Craft as Performance

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