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11 Oct 2012

“Delving into the art of curating”

“As job enjoys a star turn, several new degrees offer ‘a passport for life’ …. as the role of the curator has become an increasingly desirable one, the number of courses available to study curating has increased. With an early program created by the Whitney Museum in New York around 1967, the formalised study of curating first properly emerged at the Ecole du Magasin in Grenoble, France in 1987 … This was followed by a permanent two-years masters degree course at the Royal College of Art in London in 1992. These programs recognized the importance of curatorship and heralded a new place for the curator – emphasising the position’s essential responsibility in the creation of an exhibition or display. Today, dedicated programs in curating studies are flourishing around the world.” (Alice Pfeiffer in the International Herald Tribune, 11 October 2012)