Me Collectors Room Berlin and other recent successes

The MA Curating the Contemporary Course delivered by London Metropolitan University in Partnership with Whitechapel Gallery has recently announced several new partnerships.

MA Curating course celebrates recent successes

International Collaborations
The Me Collectors Room Berlin: Thomas Olbricht Collection has announced a year-long partnership with the course. Three second-year curatorial students from the course, Rianne Groen, Nóra Belovai, and Marte Elisabeth Paulssen are now working in Berlin on an exhibition which will open in Spring 2012.

The Olbricht Collection is an important international collection based in Berlin that opened its permanent building to the public in 2010.

The Daskalopoulos Curatorial Exchange is a 3-year programme commitment and funding between the MA Curating the Contemporary and the Daskalopoulos Foundation. It offers a travel grant to Athens to all 12 second-year students on the course, and a reciprocal arrangement to visit London to young Greek curators. Student flights, transfers and accommodation are funded, together with liaison and a programme in both cities.

The Daskalopoulos Collection is a major international collection of contemporary art and has recently been shown at Guggenheim Bilbao and Whitechapel Gallery.

UK successes
Eight second-year students are currently working with the Government Art Collection(GAC) to curate separate 3 exhibitions which will open in the Spring of 2012 following a successful exhibition series in 2011.

The Bloomberg Scholarship for an young curator was presented to MACC student Catherine Serrano to work in the gallery's archive.

The exhibition Echoes of Home at Mint Hotel in the City of London curated by MACC students Nóra Belovai and Helen Spence featuring the work of Penny Klepuszewska, Elaine Tribley, Jonathan Mosley and Sophie Warren runs from November to the end of December 2011.

Alumni Employment
Habda Rashid, one of the coursesrecent graduates from the MACC is now working at Whitechapel Gallery as Exhibitions Assistant.

Will Cooper, who also graduated from the course in the Summer has been made Gallery Manager at Oblong Gallery, which specialises in Photography.

MA Curating The Contemporary Field Trip
The annual cours field trip in November took us to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Students were able to meet with the following curators and directors:

Julie-Ann Delaney, Project Curator Commissions, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.

Dr Simon Groom, Director, Scottish national Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.

Prof Dr Neil Gillespie OBE RIBA, Director Reich & Hall Architects, Sleeper Gallery, Edinburgh.

Frances Stecey, Rhubaba Artist Studios, Edinburgh.

David MacKay, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh.

Fiona Bradley, Director, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.

Stacy Boldrick, Head of Education and Research, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.

Ben Harman, Chief Curator, Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, Glasgow.

Lauren Gault, The Duchy Gallery, Glasgow.

Kendall Koppe, Kendall Koppe Gallery, Glasgow.

Hannah Robinson, Mary Mary Gallery, Glasgow.

Facts

Course: MA Curating the Contemporary
Website: Whitechapel Gallery
Website: me Collectors Room Berlin