The Curator’s Handbook is designed for curators and curatorial students, mapping every stage of the process of putting on an exhibition, no matter how traditional the venue, from initial idea to final installation. The introduction explores curatorial work from its origins in the seventeenth century onward and outlines the various roles of the curator today. After that, the twelve chapters trace the various stages of the exhibition process in informative language supplemented with diagrams and tables, from developing the concept to writing contracts and loan requests; putting together budgets and schedules; producing exhibition catalogues and interpretation materials; designing gallery spaces; working with artists, lenders, and art handlers; organizing private views; and documenting and evaluating a show.

Including an index.
Access level

Onsite

author

Adrian GEORGE

Location code REF.GEA2
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2015

No of pages

333

ISBN / ISSN

9780500239285

No of copies

1

Content type

directory/guide

Chapter headings
Introduction
Chapter 1: Starting Off
Chapter 2: From Idea to Reality
Chapter 3: Proposals, Pitching and Planning
Chapter 4: Budgets and Fundraising
Chapter 5: Contracts, Negotiations, Obligations and Evaluations
Chapter 6: Exhibition Publications & Merchandise
Chapter 7: Putting a Show Together
Chapter 8: The Weeks Before the Opening
Chapter 9: Installation
Chapter 10: The Days Before Opening and the Opening Day
Chapter 11: The Press Opening and Private View
Chapter 12: During - and After - the Exhibition
Afterword: The Future of Curatorial Practice
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The Curator's Handbook

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