V&A Assistant Curators Careers Talk (2017)
University of York, 26 April 2017
On Wednesday 26 April 2017, three Assistant Curators from the Victoria and Albert Museum, all graduates in History of Art from the University of York, came to York to give a careers talk to current History of Art students. The talk was organised as part of the Museology and Curatorship second-year BA core module but was open to all History of Art students.
Louise Cooling (Assistant Curator, Paintings) and Penelope Hines (Assistant Curator, Designs), both in the Museum’s Word and Image Department, and Whitney Kerr-Lewis, Assistant Curator of Designs in the Design, Architecture and Digital Department, talked about their careers to date and answered many questions from the floor. The session was chaired by Professor Anthony Geraghty (University of York).
All three spoke about their different paths to becoming Assistant Curators at the V&A, as well as what their current roles involve. The combination of hard work, determination and sheer love of their chosen career was very evident, and the session offered inspirational insight as well as helpful advice and encouragement to students looking towards a career in curating after their time at York studying art history.
[Published May 2017]
Main image: V&A Assistant Curators, l-r, Louise Cooling, Penelope Hines, Whitney Kerr-Lewis Photo: YAHCs, University of York