Past Events

L-R: Ngaire Blankenberg, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington D.C.; Melanie Keen, Director of the Wellcome Collection in London; Gaylene Gould, author, broadcaster and curator
1 December 2021 Curator's CPD Programme

Leading the Work: Embedding Anti-Racism and Decolonisation in Museum Practice

An online peer-support and discussion forum for leaders in museums and galleries This final workshop in the Doing the Work series is aimed specifically at those working in leadership roles.…

Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga, Profondeur d'identité 2 (Deeper into Identity 2), 2021. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 170 x 150 cm. Courtesy of October Gallery.
27 November 2021 Talks & Events

CAS walking tour: Clerkenwell and Fitzrovia

Please join us for a walking tour of galleries and project spaces starting in Clerkenwell and concluding in Fitzrovia. We will visit Ed Cross Fine Arts, with an exhibition of…

Tai Shani, The Neon Hieroglyph (still), 2021. © Tai Shani. Courtesy of the artist and Manchester International Festival.
26 October 2021 The Artist's Table

The Artist’s Table – Tai Shani

Turner Prize-winning Tai Shani will use the historic Lavery Studio and contemporary Pavilion for a special screening of her new work, The Neon Hieroglyphs, created earlier this year.

1-54 African Art Fair at Somerset House, 2020
15 October 2021 Curator's CPD Programme

Frieze Curator’s Programme

Open to Museum Members only. Lunch provided. On Friday 15 October the CAS will be leading tours of Frieze Art Fair and 1-54 African Art Fair for curators from CAS Museum…

Nao Matsunaga, Home Tower, 2019. Courtesy of Marsden Woo. This work is available to purchase at 16 Mount Street.
20 July 2021 Talks & Events

How to collect ceramics

Please join collector and curator Sarah Griffin and artist Alison Britton unravelling the complexities of ceramics today. Discussing the specificity of the medium, the talk will explore studio ceramics, traditional…

Harold Offeh, Reading the Realness, 2017. Performed at Tintype Gallery with six students from Kingston University. Image courtesy: the artist and Tintype Gallery. Photo: Jo Addison
6 July 2021 Curator's CPD Programme

Doing the Work: Rethinking ‘Engagement’

Part of ‘Doing the Work’, an online CPD workshop series co-produced by the Contemporary Art Society and the Decolonising Arts Institute (University of the Arts London). Read more. Open to CAS Museum Members and professionals.…

Moyra Davey, Eric (Fade), 2018, Courtesy of greengrassi. This work is available to purchase at 16 Mount Street.
29 June 2021 Talks & Events

Collecting Photography with Nicolas Smirnoff and Marisa Bellani

Join us next Tuesday lunchtime to hear from Nicolas Smirnoff Magnum Gallery Director and Marisa Bellani, founder of Roman Road to discuss the many different aspects of photography. We will unravel questions around…

Rina Banerjee, 'In turmeric Yellow, another world apart from ours, bathed in humans as resources, natural riches seated in natures warm throne, golden and delicious, encrusted in sugary plants and rambunctious animals waited, watched when small factories tired in the business of making money could not make me a mango' (2020). Acquired by the Contemporary Art Society for The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.
26 May 2021 Curator's CPD Programme

Doing the Work: Collecting Practices and Acquisition Strategies

Part of ‘Doing the Work’, an online CPD workshop series co-produced by the Contemporary Art Society and the Decolonising Arts Institute (University of the Arts London). Read more. Open to CAS Museum Members and professionals.…

Yinka Shonibare, Earth, 2010. Purchased with assistance from Art Fund, the Arts Council England/Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, the Contemporary Art Society and the Friends of Wolverhampton Arts and Heritage, 2018
27 April 2021 Curator's CPD Programme, Talks & Events

Doing the Work: Interpreting Artworks

Part of ‘Doing the Work’, an online CPD workshop series for curators co-produced by the Contemporary Art Society and the Decolonising Arts Institute (University of the Arts London). Read more. Open to CAS Museum…

Agnes Denes, 'Wheatfield – A Confrontation', 1982
15 April 2021 Talks & Events

CAS Consultancy Talk – Commemoration and Confrontation: Memorials as Political Acts

CAS Consultancy brings together artists, historians, architects, producers and curators to discuss the political issue of memorials in contemporary public space.

Children are Place-Makers
1 April 2021 Talks & Events

CAS Consultancy Talk: Children are Place-Makers

Presented as part of the new 2021 Cambridge Festival, Children are Place-makers is a discussion about the work of ArtScapers, a children-centric programme exploring the North West Cambridge Development through…

Matthew Krishanu, Corvus, 2019. Installation view at The Stuart Hall Library, Iniva, London, 2019. Photograph by George Torode.
24 March 2021 Curator's CPD Programme

Doing the Work: Documenting Collections

Few resources are given to this area of museum work, and it has yet to become the subject of serious and sustained scrutiny in efforts to decolonise museums and root out racist museum practices.

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