From Art to Information
Curation - A Strategy
cu•ra•tion, noun, the process of analyzing and sorting content, and
presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme
The work of a museum curator is truly amazing. The successful ones first understand their audience,
their needs, wants, expectations and interests. They then study with a discriminating eye and
ultimately select from thousands of works the pieces that craft the right message. Finally,
they must be conscious of the environment to share this story: what pieces command more focus,
which order should they appear and how the space and context influence the overall message.
The field of curation is growing beyond the traditional role. As more and more digital content is created,
Curation becomes a necessary skill and new role in organizations and society to make sense of all that content.
Join us for an enlightening evening where we will
delve deeper into the role of curation in art and society
The program will begin with a tour of the Everson Museum of Art with our first expert, Curator David Prince. David will guide us through the story making process from the traditional curation perspective, the curation of an art collection (fom the environment to the pieces). You will see the story behind the story and learn the steps and skills of art curation.
Following the interactive Everson session, we will transition to our second expert, David Kelly, Program Director for the eLearning Guild. David will lead us through a facilitated presentation to better understand digital curation, curation mediums and tools, and how organizations can leverage curation to help workers focus on the most relevant information to meet their needs.
David Prince, Associate Director & Curator of Collections, SUArt Galleries
David Prince joined the staff of the Syracuse University Art Collection in 1986. In 2006, the Collection doubled its exhibition space and was renamed the SUArt Galleries, and Prince was appointed Associate Director and Curator of Collections. Over his career, David has developed a number of exhibitions including examinations of Berenice Abbott, James McNeill Whistler, W Eugene Smith and Ivan Mestrovic. He has developed group shows investigating narrative art, artist colonies at Gloucester and Provincetown, and artist portraits and self-portraits. Since 2006, he has created several loan exhibitions, most notably one on Winslow Homer that included loans from several notable art galleries. In association with the exhibition, Prince organized a symposium featuring Homer scholars. In 2011, David curated an examination of recent work by emerging New York artists with round table discussions and visits to undergraduate and graduate studios. Prince is a regular presenter in the Galleries’ Lunchtime Lecture programs, most recently giving a series of talks on the sculpture located on or near the campus central quadrangle. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Museology from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Massachusetts.
David Kelly, CPLP, Program Director, The eLearning Guild
David Kelly, CPLP, CRP, is the Program Director for The eLearning Guild. He has been an internal learning and performance consultant and training director for over fifteen years. David is active in the learning community and often speaks at industry conferences including The eLearning Guild’s mLearnCon, DevLearn, Learning Solutions, Ecosystem, and Performance Support events, ASTD’s International Conference, Techknowledge, local ASTD chapter events, and more. His blog davidkelly.me, is one of the top-ranked blogs at elearningfeeds and the Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness . He is known for his curation efforts, especially related to conferences and events for learning and performance professionals. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management from the New England College of Business & Finance.
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