Cursed Objects, Live! 

Date: Wednesday 8th May 2024
Time: 7:30pm, followed by a reception
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London. Room 120, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD
Price: Free! But you must sign up via this link

Image shows various cursed objects discussed in the podcast. Copyright Archie Bashford

The Cursed Objects podcast hosts its debut live-show for Birkbeck’s Arts Week in conjunction with the Centre for Museum Cultures! Hosts Kasia Tee and Dan Hancox build on their existing museum-orientated episodes by taking you on an experimental journey through the best and worst tat they’ve found in museum gift shops.

What do objects that test the boundaries of acceptable taste show us about life under late capitalism? Expect discussions of Winston Churchill socks, Viking rubber ducks, and the Van-Gogh-ification of everything from watches to sleeping masks. 

This is their first run at a live show, and the venue is small – so if you can’t make it that evening, or don’t register in time, don’t worry! There will be more to follow.

You can find the event description here:

Or you can book tickets directly here:

 Artists’ Talk: Ravista Mehra and Divya Sharma 

Tuesday 28 May, 6 – 7:30pm 

Keynes Library, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD

Join the two exhibited artists of Paper Cuts, Ravista Mehra and Divya Sharma. They will discuss their work to date, artistic education, and the ideas that permeate their creative practices. 

Book via Peltz Gallery here.

Expert Panel: Curating Colonialism and Silenced Histories 

Tuesday 11 June, 6 – 7:30pm 

Online via Zoom. Book via Peltz Gallery here.

Join an expert panel from the cultural sector as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of curating colonialism and silenced histories. Supported by the British Art Network. 

Cursed Objects in Museum Shops Summer Symposium

Summer SymposiumCursed Objects in Museum Shops

Wednesday 3rd July 2024, Birkbeck, University of London, UK.

An interdisciplinary conference organised by the Centre for Museum Cultures at Birkbeck, University of London.