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Critical Curatorship 

This module involves a short series of workshops with academics and practitioners, and an extended work placement.

The workshops will offer critical engagement with key theoretical texts in the field of museum studies and critical curatorship, drawing on work by Eileen Hooper-Greenhill, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Claire Bishop, Sharon MacDonald, Weibel and others.

They will also foster understanding of the museum and gallery environment and of how to interrogate and handle a range of museum objects. The placement element of the module will provide valuable work experience in a museum or gallery.

The Department has developed close links with a number of institutions including the Durham Heritage Collection, BALTIC, Tyneside Cinema, Tyne and Wear Museums and Archives, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, The Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers. 

Please note that this module is selective. All candidates will be interviewed to ensure suitability.