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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

"Because I work front of house in a museum, I wanted a course that covered the wider critical issues for curators, but was also concerned with audiences."
Richard Hakin

Teaching Staff

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This the only course in the UK to offer staff expertise in the concerns of curating across the fields of art, design, and media, including new media (such as net art), live art, public art and participatory art.

Prof. Beryl Graham, Programme Leader (curator of ‘Serious Games’, co-author of ‘Rethinking Curating’, co-editor of CRUMB).

Dr. Mike Collier, Lecturer (curator, artist and consultant).

Dr. Carol McKay, and Dr. Alexandra Moschovi Senior Lecturers, Photography, Video and Digital Imaging (media theory, art histories, museums).

Visiting Speakers

Morgan Quaintance at Cubitt Gallery visit in London

in London at V&A print room

Whitechapel Gallery - Infromation Superhighway

BALTIC - Amy Tan



Benjamin Weil, link to CRUMB event

Sabine Himmelsbach, link to AHRC symposium



Visits to curators in their organisations have included:

Morgan Quaintance of Cubitt Gallery

Douglas Dodds, Senior Curator, Word & Image Department; Melanie Lenz, Patric Prince Curator of Digital Art; Irini Papadimitriou, Programme Manager, Digital Programmes Department; Marie Foulston, Curator Digital Design, Architecture and Digital dept,of V&A

Plus many others including: BALTIC, Tyne and Wear Museums and Archives, ISIS, Workplace Gallery, mima, and in London - Tate, V&A, Wellcome Collection, ODI (Open Data Institute), [SPACE], Machines Room, The Photographer’s Gallery, Wellcome Collection, Arts Catalyst, Carroll / Fletcher Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery and furtherfield. See more details of London visits blog.

Visiting Speakers to Sunderland giving lectures to the course have included:

Kathy Rae Huffman, formerly Curator at the Long Beach Museum of Art, California, director of Hull Time Based Arts, and former Director of Visual Arts at Cornerhouse, Manchester.

Caitlin Jones, formerly of Guggenheim Museum, New York, and curator of 'Seeing Double', now director of Western Front, Vancouver.

Jon Winet artist and Associate Professor, University of Iowa.

Axel Lapp, curator, Deputy Director of International Curators' Forum, editor of The Green Box book publisher, Berlin.
Visiting Speakers at University of Sunderland symposia where MA Curating students have attended, have included:

Benjamin Weil, former SFMOMA,
Chief Curator of LABOral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial de Gijón
Lisa Panting, Director, Picture This and Co-director of Hollybush Gardens, London.
Barbara London is a curator of media, who founded the video exhibition and collection programs at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Gavin Wade is an artist-curator, Publisher of Strategic Questions and Director of Eastside Projects, Birmingham.
Sabine Himmelsbach, curator, Edith Russ Haus, Oldenburg, Germany.
Ajay RS Hothi, curator tank.tv.

Robert Sakrowski, curator, curatingyoutube.net.
Paul O'Neill, curator, Director of Graduate Program, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.


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