Curating Design: Context, Culture and Reflective Practice
- Curating Design provides a history of and introduction to design curatorial practice through the lens of contemporary case studies.
- Donna Loveday begins by tracing the history of the collecting and display of designed objects in museums and exhibitions from the 19th century 'cabinet of curiosities' to the present day Design Museum.
- She then explores the changing role of the curator since the 1980s, with curators becoming much more than just ‘keepers’ of a collection, with a remit to create narrative and experiential exhibitions as well as develop the museum’s role as a space of learning for its visitors.
- Loveday explores how design has come to the fore in curatorial practice, with new design museums opening around the world as well as blockbusting exhibitions of fashion and popular culture.
- 17 x 2 x 24cm. 240 pages.