Introduction to Museums and Galleries in a Day
This one day course will introduce you to the working world of museums and galleries. It will focus on familiarising you with the practical skills required to undertake a variety of behind the scenes roles. Your tutor will provide an overview to the sector, guide you through a range of case studies and share with you the different career routes that are available...
Taught by: Lorna Robertson.
This one day course will introduce you to the working world of museums and galleries. It will focus on familiarising you with the practical skills required to undertake a variety of behind the scenes roles. Your tutor will provide an overview to the sector, guide you through a range of case studies and share with you the different career routes that are available. Practical exercises offer a chance to gain new skills, identify your existing strengths, and assist with ideas on how to build the next steps in your museum and gallery career.
An overview of the following topics will be provided:
Art museum and gallery structure / organisation / roles
The Acquisition process
Cataloguing and Database skills (TMS)
Planning, scheduling and budgeting
Copyright and managing digital images
Registration, loans, shipping and storage
Careers & Skills Workshop
You will have a clearer understanding of the museum and gallery sector, and the variety of professions and career routes that are available. You will become familiar with the practical skills required for various museum and gallery roles, as well as gaining new skills and knowledge about the industry, and the next steps that are available to you.
Who Should Attend
This course is ideal for recent graduates, or career changers, looking to gain practical skills that could be transferred into the museum and gallery workplace.
Lorna Robertson works in the curatorial department at Tate, with over 8 years’ experience working behind the scenes, she has expertise in the planning and organisation of art exhibitions and artist commissions.
Graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2008 with a BA in Fine Art, she began her career in the gallery box office, whilst working as member of the art and design collective KithKin to organise exhibitions in London and Milan. In 2011 she joined the curatorial department for Tate Britain as the Exhibitions and Displays Assistant, where she worked on the delivery the Walk Through British Art collection displays (2013). In 2014 she moved up into her current role a co-ordinator, where she now works on the planning and delivery of the exhibition and displays programme.
Whilst working at Tate, Lorna also studied part time for her MA in History of Art and Photography at Birkbeck University of London. Graduating last year, she has gone onto publish writing on art photography, and deliver workshops on exhibition design and creative photography.
Her most recent projects at Tate include the Jo Spence Spotlight Display (2015), the Artist Film and Video programme (2015-2016); the Pablo Bronstein Tate Britain Commission (2016) and the Turner Prize (2016). She also manages the curatorial internship programme and works to develop paid internships that provide young people with professional experience in art museums.
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
Notebook and Pen