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Curating Contemporary Design MA (in partnership with the Design Museum): Top curating tips

Student Megan Taylor shares her top tips for curating students in London

  1. Join the Museums Association for free entry to the Tate, the V&A and many more. It also provides information about exhibitions, museums, jobs, courses, events, talks and seminars.
  2. Apply for internships... LOTS of them! Most are unpaid, but you will gain priceless experience and knowledge. Contact individual institutions for details.
  3. Get into as many exhibition and gallery openings as possible. It's usually easy to do so as the organisers want a full house - just look online and email them. Research individual institutions for contact information.
  4. Talk to as many people as you can while you are there - networking is really good fun and you meet lots of interesting people (who might even give you a job in the future!) Get some business card to hand out while you're there.
  5. Buy Bargain Hunters' London or The London Market Guide (both by Andrew Richard Kershman) and Museums and Galleries of London (by Abigail Willis) for great places to see and things to do in London. Time Out and The Big Issue magazines are also great reads for alternative information.
  6. Walk around London and get lost - but stay safe! It's a great way to discover new places and see the diversity that London has to offer. Architecture and culture is free to experience, and places like Hoxton have public art in unexpected places such as the Deptford Project.
  7. Organise curating outings. It's often cheaper to travel in a group and much more fun. Try planning an outing to an exhibition event and a simple meal, for example, and make a real effort to get to know the whole group.

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