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Overview The Design Museum London Jointly taught by Kingston University and the Design Museum, London, the postgraduate course is the first if its kind to prepare students who have an interest in contemporary design for a career in the creative industry sector, including museum sector, event management, design practice and promotion. The programme explores the important issues of collecting and curating contemporary design, aiming to create professionals who can display, curate and communicate the values and ideas of design. Teaching and Resources You will be involved in all aspects of planning and organising live exhibitions. Leading practitioners and visiting tutors will identify the key areas of curating contemporary design. There is a strong work experience programme focusing on a series of live projects with clients pioneering new approaches to curating, these include the British Council, Demos. Museum of London Transport, Science Museum and the Wellcome Foundation. Staff Profiles Donna Loveday, Head of Exhibitions Donna Loveday is Senior Curator of the Design Museum and has curated a range of exhibtions, including Verner Panton: Ligh and Colour, Modern Britain 1929-1939 and When Philip Met Isabella: Philip Treacy s Hats for Isabella Blow. She was previously Exhibitions Manager at The British Film Institute and Exhibitons Organiser at Barbican Art Gallery. She has a particular interest in design of the 1920 s and 1930 s. Professor Catherine McDermott, Course Director Catherine McDermott has published widely in the field of contemporary design. Her books include Street Style: British Design in the 80s and in 1997 the Design Museum Book of 20th Century Design. In addition she has curated a series of exhibitions relating to contemporary design both at home and abroad. Her exhibition on Erotic Design in 1997 remains the most popular show ever staged at the Design Museum. In 1998 she was commissioned by Lord Spencer to work on an exhibition celebrating the life of his sister, Diana, Princess of Wales which won the Design Week Award Best Museum in 1999. Recent projects include an exhibition and book on the British furniture designer Matthew Hilton at the Geffrye Museum, February 2001, and the first UK exhibition on the work of Vivienne Westwood at the Museum of London. International contacts and professional development is supported by an MA Course Advisory Committee which includes: Paola Antonelli: The Museum of Modern Art, New York Kevin Fewster: The Powerhouse, Sydney Mattias Schwartz-Claus: Vitra Design Museum, Basel Trevor Crombie: The Lighthouse, Glasgow Paul Thompson: Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York Craig Miller: Curator of Twentieth Century Design at the Denver Museum of Art. Pablo Helguera, Guggenheim Museum, NewYork Course structure Modules include ? Interpreting Contemporary Design ? Professional Practice ? Making of the Modern World ? Theory of the Object ? Dissertation. Students work on placements at the Museum of London, Crafts Council, V&A Museum, Geffrye and the Design Museum. The course offers a New York visit. Research The MA group is working to develop new research in the area of theory and practice in curating the contemporary. This includes Visiting Professor programme that includes Craig Miller, Denver Museum of Art, and Pablo Helguera, New York artist and curator. Stanley Picker Design Research Fellows, currently El Ultimo Grito Research conferences with leading London museums. Career Opportunities Student Destinations Graduates careers include: Curators at the National Museum Taiwan, British Council, MIMA and theV&A Design promotion posts in Korea and Taiwan Fashion curators in Japan and curating within design practice, including Ideo. Entry requirements ? Prospective students should hold a good BA (Hons) degree in a relevant subject such as Art History, Design History, Cultural Studies or practice degree or are already in work ? All shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview.

Overview The Design Museum London Jointly taught by Kingston University and the Design Museum, London, the postgraduate course is the first if its kind to prepare students who have an interest in contemporary design for a career in the creative industry sector, including museum sector, event management, design practice and promotion. The programme explores the important issues of collecting and...

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