Conference: "Curating Science" - Kingston University, London (UK) - May 6, 2011

Curating Science brings together curators and communicators from museums, galleries and new sites of engagement to explore the role of science in the exhibition.

Hosted by the Wellcome Trust
Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE

6 MAY 2011

PROGRAMME (subject to change)
10.00 – Registration

10.15 Introduction
Simon Ofield-Kerr, Dean, Faculty of Art and Design, Kingston University

10.20 Intersections in Art, Science and Society
Nicola Triscott, Director, The Arts Catalyst

11.30 Strand 1: Exhibitions

(11.30-12) Turning the Museum Inside Out: exploring the challenges of
interfacing scientific research with public engagement at the Darwin Centre
Louise Fitton, Senior Interpretation Developer, Natural History Museum

(12-12.30) Good Conversations: exhibits to encourage dialogue and reflection
Kat Nilsson, Contemporary Science Manager, Science Museum

12.30-1pm Panel discussion
Communicating science in the exhibition context

1-2pm Lunch

Strand 2: Emerging directions

2:00 Introduction by Wellcome Collection curator (tbc)

(2.15-2.45) Curating 'Lab Craft' : digital adventures in contemporary craft
Max Fraser, Design Writer and Curator

(2.45-3.15) Art-object/science-object: a narrative of curating
Caterina Albano, Curator at Artakt and Fellow at CSM Innovation Centre

(3.15-3.45) Curating Earth: art of a changing world
Edith Devaney, Head of Summer Exhibition and Curator, Royal Academy

(3.45-4.30pm) tbc

(4.30-5.15pm) Discussion & close