Museum vitrine showing a display of weapons from around the world with a photograph of a man entitled 'Friend or Foe'.

Curatorial thoughts on decolonisation

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This Friday at the Museums Association’s 2019 conference and exhibition in Brighton, I will be chairing a panel of international speakers on the theme of decolonisation in museums, with particular emphasis on those museums of 18th-20th century coloniser countries such as the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy. Organised by Director of the MA, Sharon […]

Curating as an agent for change

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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 […]

Logo of the Cultural Governance Alliance comprising the words Cultural Governance Alliance

Joining the Cultural Governance Alliance

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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 […]

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

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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 […]