How would you describe what you do? And specifically your job at the Migration Museum?
As an artist, I’d like to think of myself as a cultural practitioner who actively creates art to break down stereotypes, develop empathy and mediate between different groups and communities.
My day job as a curatorial assistant at the Migration Museum is an extension of this. I am curating temporary exhibitions that change every two to three months. As well as this, I assist the artistic director to plan, research, collate and execute major year-long exhibitions.
What kind of skills are needed to do your role? Would you say you need any specific training to do what you do?
For those people interested in working within curatorial departments, I think having a good eye is an essential skill. Not in the sense of a 20/20 vision, but more having the ability to spot subtle details that may disrupt the audience‘s experience of your artwork or exhibition.
I like to think that is a skill that can be taught and learnt, but I also have to admit that I’ve been doing this ever since I started drawing, so it comes naturally to me.