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Art beyond the museum and the gallery

Five-day intensive summer course

Short course

  • 1 July 2019, 10am — 5pm
  • 2 July 2019, 10am — 5pm
  • 3 July 2019, 10am — 5pm
  • 4 July 2019, 10am — 5pm
  • 5 July 2019, 10am — 5pm
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Little Beach House, Malibu (Soho House)

An intensive, expert-led summer course, in which art world professionals and academics explore the range of opportunities for engaging with art outside museums and galleries.

Although today many of us come into contact with art in the context of museums and galleries, there are many more opportunities to engage with art in an exciting range of contexts, places and spaces.

From the early wunderkammer of the 16th Century to the display of fine and decorative art in private homes as a symbol of wealth and power, art has always been consumed in private as well as public spaces.

With the birth of museums in the 18th century and their expansion throughout the 19th century, there has been increasingly democratic opportunities to view, buy and consume art. The art world today is characterised by an incredible diversity in the ways we can see and be surrounded by art - from carefully curated spaces to unexpected encounters in the street.

This course will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about cutting edge and innovative ways to display, curate and consume art.

The course highlights include:
• A site-visit and private guided tour of art fair, Masterpiece London
• Exploring display at Sotheby’s London auction house
• Understanding the art of reciprocal memberships with private members club, Groucho
• A private art tour of world famous department store, Fortnum and Mason
• A talk from Nando’s and their art advisory team on their extensive South African art collection
• Learning how public and civic art is commissioned with Art on the Underground

As well as the above, the course will explore the history and context of museum and display spaces with leading art historians; the opportunity to meet international art advisors and curators; a talk with a top interior designer; private tours and site-visits to both private collections and corporate collections and an in-depth discussion on the pros and cons of digital art.

The course is aimed at those with a serious interest in the art world and curating or with some experience in the art and/or the museum sector, who want to gain an historical overview as well as contemporary debates and cutting-edge practices of display, exhibition and trade.

The course aims to provide not only the theoretical groundwork but also a friendly forum within which to discuss different opinions and approaches, and is such it encourages diverse viewpoints and considerations.

The course will last five full days and is designed to produce well-rounded arts professionals with a global perspective who not only understand the language and ideas behind curation but can also apply those ideas in a variety of real-world contexts.

For more information about the course timetable, and for any enquiries, please contact Anna Pojer, Academic Programmes Manager, at anna.pojer@royalacademy.org.uk or on 020 7300 5641

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  • 1 July 2019, 10am — 5pm
  • 2 July 2019, 10am — 5pm
  • 3 July 2019, 10am — 5pm
  • 4 July 2019, 10am — 5pm
  • 5 July 2019, 10am — 5pm

Wolfson British Academy Room, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£1,800. Includes all materials, light refreshments each day and drinks receptions throughout the week.