The Art Collection and Galleries Unit (AC&G) is delighted to once again join with the Cultural Heritage and Museums Studies course to offer a currently enrolled student the opportunity to work with us as a paid curatorial intern, one day a week, for 16 days, from August to November 2014.
The intern will have the opportunity to work alongside members of the AC&G team in activities such as assisting with collections management, curatorial tasks, exhibitions and public programs.
There will also be an ongoing project coordinating a 'call for expressions of interest' from graduates of the Deakin University Museums Studies course to apply to curate an exhibition for the Deakin University Art Gallery in 2015. The intern will administer all facets of the process through to the successful applicant being selected, under the guidance of the Manager AC&G.
During the internship the student must be enrolled in AIM717: Heritage in the Field.
Deakin University Art Collection and Galleries, in conjunction with Museum Studies, began the internship program in 2011. The successful student in the first year worked on coordinating an exhibition where twenty-two Deakin University visual arts academics developed an original piece based on an artwork from the Deakin University Art Collection. These were all then exhibited the following year in the Deakin University Art Gallery in an exhibition titled Face to Face.
Face to Face, installation view, Deakin University Art Gallery, 2012