Curator's Handbook: Museums, Commercial Galleries, Independent Spaces : "A Practical Guide for Museum, Commercial and Independent Exhibition Organizers"
The Curator's Handbook is the essential practical handbook for curators and curatorial students, mapping out every stage of the exhibition-making process from initial idea to final installation. In his introduction, Adrian George traces the history of curating back to its origins in the 17th century and outlines the multifarious roles of the curator today, including as custodian, interpreter, educator, facilitator and organizer. Twelve chapters then chart the various stages of the exhibition process in invaluable detail and clear, informative language - from initial 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. A distinguished cast of international museum directors and curators offer advice and tips.
- Hardback | 334 pages
- 148 x 210 x 26mm | 599.99g
- 11 Aug 2015
- Thames & Hudson Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Informative . . . Readers are taken through the curation process with precise writing and a formidable wealth of experience. Any student or novice curator will find this a vital part of their curriculum; it is a resource that should be on the shelf of any curator working in a museum in the 21st century. Informative. . . . Readers are taken through the curation process with precise writing and a formidable wealth of experience behind each inquiry and instruction. Frequent observations by the contributing museum directors add a personal touch and offer beneficial perspectives about the job. Any student or novice curator will find this a part of their curriculum; it is a resource that should be on the shelf of any curator working in a museum in the 21st century. A much-needed manual for contemporary practitioners of the fine art of curatorship, written with an eye to the everyday applications necessary for the evolution of an exhibition.