Why Curators Matter

In the past when people within the museum sector have made a fuss about people outside the sector ‘mis-using’ the word curator, or more often, the verb curate, I have laughed it off. I don’t care if people want to curate their instagram feeds, festival line ups or special menus. I don’t care if, outside the museum, the word is taken to mean ‘choose’, ‘select’ or ‘organise’. The meaning of words changes. Words become trendy, and then passé. Life goes on.

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Muckers and Supermuckers: Reflections on Museum as Muck’s intervention at the Museums Association Festival of Change

‘What a difficult thing a gift is for a woman! She’ll punish herself for receiving it.’ Zadie Smith

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back, pt 2

This week there have been a couple of job stories which have been blowing up on twitter, and they tell you quite a lot about where we’re at as a sector.

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back, pt 1

This week there have been a couple of job stories which have been blowing up on twitter, and they tell you quite a lot about where we’re at as a sector.

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#MATransformers: Stumbling Blocks, Self-Care and Self-Sabotage

For the past year I have been part of the Museums Associations Transformers: Diversify cohort. The year has flown by and I attended the final wrap up event last month.

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