EVENTS Art Handling Masterclass
Public Galleries Association of Victoria
Art Handling Master Class
In this full day program, participants will gain insights from MUMA staff into preparing two dimensional and three dimensional art works for display, moving artworks safely in a gallery environment, installation techniques, condition reporting and returning art works to the collection store. Participants will then move into the gallery for a discussion of the curatorial and installation considerations underpinning the current exhibition, Life inside an Image, followed by a presentation on the logistics of installing a screen-based exhibition.
This event will be relevant to curators, collection managers and installation staff at small-to-medium public galleries, as well as final year and recent graduates of gallery and museum studies.
Beau Emmett, Exhibition Preparator
Beau is an artist (graduated VCA 2008) and museum preparator. Beau currently prepares and installs exhibitions for Monash University Museum of Art, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) and NETS Victoria. A senior member of the MUMA exhibition installation team, Beau's expertise ranges from handling historical works to installing a wide range of contemporary art.
Kirrily Hammond, Curator - Collection
Hannah Mathews, Senior Curator
Hannah Mathews started working at MUMA in 2016. Hannah is an experienced curator who has worked with contemporary art organisations such as the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (ACCA), Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) and the Sydney Biennale, as well as working prolifically as an independent project initiator and director. She has an impressive track record of ambitious projects including Framed Movements, ACCA (2014), Action/Response, Dance Massive Festival (2013), Power to the People: Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art, ACCA (2011), as well as NEW 11, ACCA and Primavera 2008 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Hannah has a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne (2002).