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Immersive 3D sound as a tool for curators

Posted Posted in 3D, Sound

Are you hearing my voice in your left ear? Then let’s get started. Visitors to Versailles exhibition binaural audio experience, The Met, New York City, 2018. Sound is a profoundly powerful sense. It can trigger memories, create experiences, and take people to new – and old – places. The philosophy of the Curatorial Research Centre […]

When is curating, not curating?

Posted Posted in Interviews with Curators

Putting photographs of beards on the internet isn’t curating. Emma King, museum curator. Everything is curated these days. We’ve all seen it. The Curator restaurant, Curators’ snacks, Curator clothes labels, beard curation and even curated ears–which has nearly 40,000 posts tagged on Instagram. By comparison #museumcurator is tagged in 4700 posts. But when is curating, not […]

Journeys into curating: an interview with Becki Brattin and Katie Bunnell

Posted Posted in Curatorial Training, Interviews with Curators

Becki Brattin and Katie Bunnell recently completed Cornwall Museums Partnership’s Citizen Curators programme at Falmouth Art Gallery. The Curatorial Research Centre leads the Citizen Curators programme in collaboration with Cornwall Museums Partnership and seven participating museums. It is funded by the Museums Association’s Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund. It is an annual free course that is […]

Curating as an agent for change

Posted Posted in Good Curating

Curating and curators are not synonymous with change makers. Yet I believe very differently. If we follow our philosophy of a curator as part knowledge maker, part communicator it is logical that curatorial agency has the potential to carry much power. That power can be used for change or it can be restrained to resist […]

3D scanning a WWI uniform at Cornwall's Regimental Museum. A camera on a tripod points towards a mannequin dressed in the uniform, flanked by two studio lights

3D scanning at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum

Posted Posted in 3D

We have been working with Cornwall’s Regimental Museum in Bodmin to 3D scan a selection of their objects. I helped the museum to create a Sketchfab account so that they can display the 3D models online, and use the Augmented Reality (AR) features of the Sketchfab mobile app. This will allow the objects, normally housed […]

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Joining the Cultural Governance Alliance

Posted Posted in Good Curating

In these days of uncertainty and change, the governance of arts and culture organisations has risen in importance.  A Practical Guide to Governance (Clore Leadership) At the CRC we believe effective and ethical governance is essential for good curating. Our philosophy on curating values both knowledge creation and communication. The idea of knowledge, talent, know-how […]

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Curating sound

Posted Posted in Sound

This is the first blog post in a series about the curation of sound. Can you curate sound? Why would you do that, and how can curated sounds be experienced? We will answer these and pose many more, as well as curating some sounds ourselves. This post explores how sound can be used to capture […]

A pewter goblet is held up against a computer screen which is displaying a 3D replica of the same item, the whole image bringing the physical and virtual together.

Study it, question it, curate it

Posted Posted in Good Curating

That’s what we do here at the Curatorial Research Centre. The CRC is the place and people with whom you can push the boundaries of accepted knowledge and think differently. Our philosophy plays in the space between knowledge creation and communication. Based in Cornwall (Kernow) but working internationally, we formed in late 2018 to share […]