Each year upon starting their course students on MA Culture, Criticism and Curation work on a 15-week project in which they practice, model and test the curatorial work of developing a collection or archive-based exhibition for the Window Galleries at Central Saint Martins in King's Cross. New collections are used each year — usually from the University collections — which gives the students a chance to do new research and experiment with ways of making the past relevant to the present. The students are encouraged to break with conventional ways archives are exhibited; perhaps this is why the Window Gallery shows often take a theatrical turn.
This year’s exhibitions focus on three different topics: the work of fashion designer and CSM graduate Teerabul Songvich; the amazing history of the Royal School of Female Art (which merged with the Central School); and lastly the radio journalist and educator Fred Hunter, who set up the UK’s first broadcast journalism course at London College of Communication.
Image courtesy of Central Saint Martins' Museum and Study Collection.
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