MA Curating Contemporary Design 2014/15.
"If the curator's task is to medicate between art and its audience, .
does her task differ when she deals with decorative arts .
from what she does when dealing with fine art?".
Submitted by: Liu Shengnan + K1153705.
Submission date: 07/Jan/15.
Tutor: Anthony Burton/Donna Loveday.
Word count: 6126 words.
If the curator's task is to medicate between art and its audience, does her task differ when she deals with decorative arts from what she does when dealing with fine art?.
The definition of the curator, the changes of the definition, her recent tasks. (AAMC,2007).
The definitions and histories of decorative art and the fine art.
The differences between decorative art and fine art.
This essay will discuss that the curator should deal with decorative art and fine art differently in three angles. .
1. Curator herself.
2. Display Models/Theme.
3. Target visitors/Activities .
Two Case Studies.
Fine arts Case study: Rembrandt: The Late Works .
Decorative art case study: Women Fashion Power.
The curator as a mediator should treat the objects differently not only by different forms such as decorative art and fine art but also the each specialty and historical background of the object.
To answer the question, it is essential to clarify the definition of She: the curator/keeper, list to her tasks, the recent changes and the main role as a mediator in the beginning. .
Basically, a curator has been treated as the keeper of a museum or a gallery. The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC, 2007) identifies the curator as having a primary responsibility for the acquisition, care, display and interpretation of objects, such as works of art. They work with their institutions to develop programmes that maintain the integrity of collections and exhibitions, foster community support, and generate revenue.