The essential practical handbook for curators and curatorial students, mapping out every stage of the exhibition-making process from initial idea to final installation. The author traces the history of curating back to its origins in the 17th century and outlines the roles of the curator today as custodian, interpreter, educator, facilitator and organizer – from concept to contracts and loan requests, budgets and schedules, exhibition catalogues and interpretation materials, to designing gallery spaces, working with artists and lenders, organizing private views, and documenting and evaluating a show. Distinguished international museum directors and curators offer advice and tips throughout.
About the Author
Adrian George is Deputy Director and Senior Curator at the UK Government Art Collection in London. A graduate of the Royal College of Art MA in Curatorial Practice, he has held curatorial posts at Tate Liverpool, Tate Modern, London, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.
About the Publisher
Thames & Hudson, established by Walter Neurath, is the world’s great publisher of illustrated books on art, architecture, design, photography, fashion, lifestyle, music and history.