Goldsmiths, University of London: Curatorial/Knowledge

InstitutionGoldsmiths, University of London View institution profile
Department Visual Cultures
Web https://www.gold.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

The MRes programme in Curatorial/Knowledge takes place within the world’s only dedicated PhD programme for advanced contemporary curatorial research. It provides a profound grounding in a variety of relevant theoretical knowledges and offers a unique meeting ground for a network of internationally active curators.

The MRes programme in Curatorial/Knowledge is a unique degree recognising that in order to function as a curator in contemporary globalised culture, one needs a far-reaching educational base, a range of diverse cultural references, and the ability to ask new questions.

The world of art today spans not only cultures across the globe but also activities that include social organising, publishing and disseminating, working with local communities, and linking to institutions of education and governance. How can we equip people for such diverse tasks? This is the question that Curatorial/Knowledge has posed to the rest of the contemporary art world.

Our specific area of inquiry is ‘the curatorial’ as differentiated from ‘curating’. While ‘curating’ as such deals with the mechanisms of staging exhibitions and their discursive sphere in or out of the remit established by the museum or exhibition space, ‘the curatorial’ explores all that takes place within the context of the staged exhibition, both intentionally and unintentionally, by curator or viewers.

The MRes programme is linked to the MPhil/PhD prgramme in Curatorial/Knowledge, to provide the highest possible level of exchange between different researchers. All of our participants are young curators or artists working either institutionally or independently. The students come together 6 times a year for intense 3-day seminars. MRes students have 1 year of study in London combining these seminars with a dissertation project supervised by a personal tutor.

This programme is generously supported by FICA – Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (New Delhi) and Magic of Persia (London), funding one-year scholarships for a researcher from India and a researcher from Iran each year.

Master of Research - MRes

Goldsmiths, University of London

 

Endless innovation, one inspiring legacy
Goldsmiths is part of the renowned University of London. With world-leading research and high-quality teaching, your time at Goldsmiths will encourage you to change the world around you.
Discover our postgraduate degrees

 



A rich academic environment
Goldsmiths is in the UK’s top 25 research intensive universities (REF 2014, THE research intensity ranking), and our academics are asking the questions that have wide-reaching public impact.
We’re investigating topics including human rights violations, artificial intelligence and how autism affects aging - in ways that challenge the status quo and push interdisciplinary boundaries ...

View Profile

Not what you are looking for?

Browse other courses in Arts or Museum studies, or search our comprehensive database of postgrad programs.

Scholarship Opportunity with Postgrad.com

Are you a PG student at this University or have you applied to study a postgraduate program at a university in Europe? Tell us your plans and qualify for a £500.00 PGS Scholarship.

Click here

Register with Postgrad.com

  • Exclusive bursaries
  • Open day alerts
  • Latest PG news
Register Now!