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Do curators have to be art historians? Historically curators have come equipped with degrees in art history to build, preserve, interpret, and display a museum’s collection. The practice of curating has changed dramatically over the last 25 years, and many of today’s most prominent curators don't necessarily come from an art-history background, nor see themselves as art historians. What are the advantages and disadvantages of concepts such as creative curating or exhibition making, in contrast to the traditional idea of art-historical scholarship? This panel discusses.
The 2016 program is co–curated by Tom Eccles (Executive Director, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York) and Christy Lange (frieze Associate Editor and Curator of Public Programming, Berlin).
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