Monday 16 October 2023, 6–7.30pm
Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD (Map)
Carolina Cerón introduces us to the idea of ‘soft curating’, a term formally coined by the Colombian artist Gustavo Zalamea at the turn of the last Millennium. Reflecting on the original Spanish term curaduría blanda, in this interactive workshop Cerón will encourage us to consider the possibilities of curation in terms of a variety of adjectives – light, porous, gaseous, diluted, ductile. This workshop is designed for everyone interested in exploring how we might think about curating today.
About the Speaker: Carolina Cerón is Associate Professor of the Art Department at Universidad de los Andes, in Bogota, Colombia. In her work she explores the experimental possibilities of curatorial practice.
Behind the Scenes at the Museum: The Project to Refurbish and Redisplay the National Portrait Gallery, 2012-23
Dr Lucy Peltz
Friday 20 October 2023, 6–7.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, 39-40 Orange Street, London, WC2H 7HS
The National Portrait Gallery has recently re-opened its doors following the most extensive transformation of its building and displays since 1896. The transformation project, which was called ‘Inspiring People’, comprises a significant refurbishment of the building, a complete redisplay of the collection and a new commitment to access, inclusion, diversity and visitor welcome. Lucy Peltz was one of the steering group for the redisplay and will give an overview and a behind-the-scenes insight into the aims, objectives, challenges and achievements of ‘Inspiring People’.
About the Speaker: Lucy Peltz is Head of Collection Displays (Tudor to Regency) and Senior Curator 18th Century Collections at the National Portrait Gallery.
Bookings required by Wednesday 18 October at the latest, so that names can be supplied to the NPG in advance.
Meet promptly at the Orange Street entrance, 39-40 Orange Street, WC2H 7HS.