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ESCALA and Curatorial Studies at the University of Essex

Posted: 27 November 2015 by Dr Sarah Demelo

Interested in a career in museums or galleries? We play an important role in the Centre for Curatorial Studies modules here at the University of Essex. Working closely with the students, we share our knowledge of working for a Collection helping them to gain practical experience, employability skills so they can fulfil their future career goals.

We lecture on the modules on such topics as collections care, loans and transport, and project management using our experience of organising exhibitions, from small scale displays to comprehensive surveys such as our recent Connecting through Collecting: 20 Years of Latin American Art at the University of Essex at the Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend.

As part of the MA in Curating, our Collections Assistant supports the students in the organisation of their end of year exhibition through weekly surgeries and practical support during the installation and de-installation. We often loan artworks to the MA students’ end of year exhibitions including the recent:

Milagros de la Torre Under the Black Sun (1993) to Abject Subject (2015)

Aruma-Sandra de Berduccy Efectivo (2010) / Luis Camnitzer Untitled (2004) / Renata Padovan Laic III (2002) to Refractive Distance (2013)

Carla Guagliardi Untitled (1990) to TimeFrame (2011)

León Ferrari Rua (1980-2000) to Structurescapes (2010)

Eduardo Padilha Self-Portrait (1995) to Neopangea(2010)

You can watch a video with the two modules Directors, Dr Gavin Grindon and Dr Michael Tymkiw, speaking about how Essex and ESCALA offer research led teaching and hands on experience when studying Curatorial Studies.


You can find out more about the Centre for Curatorial Studies here.

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