Black Lives Matter – Resources for Arts Professionals
A set of resources that address the decolonisation of public collections in the UK and around the world.
CAS Consultancy Talk: Children are Place-Makers, 1 April 2021
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 the lens…
CAS Consultancy Talk – Commemoration and Confrontation: Memorials as Political Acts
Who decides what goes on a plinth and for how long? What tactics can be employed to commemorate alternate histories? Representation of under-represented people and their stories is considered alongside issues of temporality and ‘permanence’ in a 24/7 online world.
Doing the Work: Documenting Collections, 24 March 2021
The act of cataloguing an artwork has a huge impact on its status in a collection, however very 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 museal practices.
Doing the Work: Interventionist Practices, 24 February 2021
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. This workshop considered the…
Doing the Work – Curation and Display: The Stories We Tell, the Knowledge We Produce, 20 January 2021
This first workshop in our Doing the Work series focused on curation and display in museums and galleries
CAS Consultancy Webinar: Reclaiming the High Street, 11 November 2020
CAS CONSULTANCY: CULTURE MATTERS Webinars exploring the evolving role of art and culture in the public realm This webinar examines how vacant high street space might be repurposed to…
Virtual Studio Visit at The National Gallery, with Artist-in-Residence Rosalind Nashashibi and Curator Priyesh Mistry, 22 September 2020
Held at the National Gallery, this in-conversation took place between the artist Rosalind Nashashibi and Priyesh Mistry, Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Projects at the museum.
Virtual studio visit with John Akomfrah, 10 September 2020
John Akomfrah discusses his upcoming show at Lisson Gallery, the events of 2020 including the BLM movement and the climate emergency, and the importance of museums to remain ethical above all else.
Virtual studio visit with Isaac Julien, 26 June 2020
Julien generously allowed extracts from Lessons of the Hour, 2019 to be shown, one of his most recent projects which focuses on the visionary African American writer, abolitionist and freed slave Frederick Douglass.