About us

Our Centre for Curatorial Studies is a research and teaching unit focusing on contemporary curatorial practice and theory, and contemporary museology.

Curatorial studies students benefit from our close working partnerships with our University gallery Art Exchange, and Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA), which has a state-of-the-art teaching and research space and is the largest collection of its kind in Europe. We also work with a range of external partners, including Firstsite gallery.

Student exhibitions

Every year students taking our MA Curating produce an exhibition as part of the programme of our University’s Art Exchange gallery.

Students gain valuable first-hand experience of the development and organisation of an exhibition and its programme of related public events, from working with artists, galleries and collections to source artworks, to installation, marketing and audience engagement.