This course is delivered by the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture.
The Faculty has its roots in the studio-based approach of Britain's art school system (the original School of Art was founded in the 1890s).
Our industry connections mean we provide unique study opportunities, such as:
Where is the Faculty based? Curating Contemporary Design MA students in the Faculty are based at the University's Knights Park campus. Our well-equipped facilities offer a modern study environment so that you graduate with cutting-edge skills and knowledge.
Where is the Design Museum based? The Design Museum is currently located near Tower Bridge on the River Thames in Central London. In 2015 it will open on a new site in Kensington.
Title: Professor of design history and curating
Specialist subjects: Catherine has published widely in the field of contemporary design and curated a series of exhibitions related to contemporary design both at home and abroad. These include:
She has also acted as a consultant curator for the Design Museum, D&AD and the British Council.
Recent publications and exhibitions: Catherine's most recent publications and exhibitions include:
Title: Head of Curatorial at the Design Museum
Specialist subjects: Now Head of Curatorial, Donna was previously head of exhibitions at the Design Museum and has curated a wide range of exhibitions, including:
Before joining the Design Museum, Donna was Exhibitions Manager at the British Film Institute and Exhibition Organiser at Barbican Art Gallery where she curated fine art and photography exhibitions. She is currently curating an exhibition on Paul Smith, to open at the Design Museum in November 2013.
Research interests: Donna has a research interest in contemporary curating practice and is studying for a PhD by Practice exploring new approaches to design curating. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, sits on the Curatorial Advisory Panel for English Heritage and is Vice Chair of the Touring Exhibitions Group Executive Committee.
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