This curatorial toolkit reflects over 25 years of working in the business as a curator and public gallery director. Although there are many ways to approach the curator’s work, I often describe in these pages my preferred approach based on direct experience working from inside an institutional context and as an independent curator/producer.
The toolkit is meant as a recommended practices guide – a suggested framework from which curators may create their own working process.
What follows is a practical guide that does not address the many theoretical issues relating to curatorial practice.
The kit is an outline of the complex business of organizing exhibitions and related activities, and is not intended to be comprehensive. Finally, a curator can more effectively do their work if they are aware of all steps in the process and for that reason the kit includes information about related tasks for which the c teps in the process and for that reason the kit includes information about related tasks for which the curator would not always be responsible