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Collecting, Curating & Interpretation

Disability in British Art Research Group presents Collecting, Curating and Interpretation – Benchmarking Best Practice, London/Online

27 November 2023
1pm - 2.30pm

Price: Free

A rare opportunity to join us in-person or online for this meeting of the Disability in British Art Research Group.

The group will be looking at best practice in terms of collecting, curating and interpreting the work of disabled artists and disability art. It is an opportunity to hear real life examples and discuss how pockets of best practice (in disability and other contexts) can become standard practice across the sector.

In particular DIBA want to delve into how stories of disabled artists, past and present are told through the curatorial process, and how new forms of non verbal interpretation impacts the understanding and appreciation of art.

Speakers include Melanie Grant from Wellcome Collection and independent artist, curator Sam Metz. They will explore best practice, lived experience (and the lack of it) in art writing and how the curator’s perspective and knowledge of disability is a factor in how stories are interpreted. Speakers will also explore how the presence of disability in art is communicated.

This event is open to research group members and the public.

The event is hybrid and will take place in-person at The Foundry, Vauxhall and online via Zoom.

The event will be BSL interpreted, auto captioned and all images will be audio described. It is a relaxed event.

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BSL Interpretation, auto captioning, Relaxed event