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100% percent
of feedback forms from those on the course considered that the course would improve their future practice.


Student Andrea MacDonald at CRUMB event in Liverpool.Glass Centre - Vaclav Cigler intstallationTaiwo Dedeke (left)Vardy Gallery - Joyce Hinterding installationCourse in London in V&A print room. Phoro: Victoria Bradbury

"It offered a wide variety of perspectives on professional practice that couldn't be obtained in such a short time any other way. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to expand their network and broaden their understanding of how curators do what they do."
Course participant from USA

"it was a real eye-opener and has really developed the way I can move forward with my career from now on. As a result of the course I ran a workshop this week with various staff, across learning, curatorial, and volunteering, and we were able to discuss digital as a way to develop our practices."
Course participant from UK

Curating Art after New Media - Professional Development Course

Course in London at Open Data Institute. Photo: Victoria Bradbury

at V&A print room

at Hayward Gallery

Artwork at Open Data Insitute

Course in London in front of Design Museum

at White Building

at Open Data Institute

at MachinesRoom, London

18-24 Feb 2018
Central London

For the 5th year, we are pleased to offer this course. Past course attendees have included curators from Hong Kong, Bahrain, India, USA, Canada, Austria, The Netherlands, Ireland, France and the UK. See also Course blog and flickr.

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.

Visits to discuss with curators at organisations included in 2017:




Wellcome Collection


ODI (Open Data Institute)


Machines Room

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.

Course fee 2018: £970 plus VAT

Book Online here.

Early booking is recommended as places are limited.

For further details please contact
Beryl Graham.



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