Added on 5 September 2019

The University of Salford is offering a short online postgraduate course in Digital Curation starting during the first week of October 2019.

Digital Curation and Contemporary Art: Curating in Contemporary Contexts is a 30-credit module and the acquired credit may be applied to a PGCert in Digital Curation (subject to approval) at the University of Salford.

This course is aimed at art curators who would like to update or expand their knowledge and understanding of digital curation, as well as anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the processes underpinning the practice of digital curation in the context of contemporary art, and the technical elements that inform its concepts, language and techniques.

This practice-based module will address the following topics:

  • What is Digital Curation?
  • Handling Art in Digital Archives (understanding metadata and paradata)
  • Practical Ways of Curating Art in Digital Environments (from technology in the gallery to video screenings and presenting art online)

You will be guided through aspects of digital curation from the perspective of presenting and preserving contemporary art, to curating contemporary art work in digital environments either in the Greater Manchester area or in Malta. As well as acquiring technical skills, you will learn creative approaches to digital curation, receive a theoretical overview of the subject, and have the opportunity to experiment with the creative possibilities of presenting, documenting, and preserving contemporary art in digital contexts.


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