Careers after Art History

Wednesday 2 March 2016 (14:00-17:00)

Liam Campell-Cave:

Come to the ‘Bake off and Beyond’ careers event hosted by the Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies and the Careers Network.

Come and hear from graduates in Art History who are now working the fields of curating, insurance and marketing. Find out about what it’s really like working with contemporary artists, working behind the scenes at Tate Britain, and going round people’s houses and valuing their art, antique and jewellery collections. Get advice on how to write a good C.V., where to look for a job, eat exquisite cake, and win £30… all in one afternoon.

Speakers Include:

  • Poppy Andrews (Communications Assistant at the Turner Contemporary, Margate)
  • Chris Packham (Careers Consultant – Arts and Law Careers Network - University of Birmingham)
  • Rebecca Peake-Sexton (Project Co-ordinator at Multistory, a Sandwell based arts organisation, on working with international photographers such as Martin Parr (UK) and David Goldblatt (SA) on community projects and publications)
  • Dr Jennifer Powell (Head Curator at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, previously Tate Britain Curator and worked on blockbusters such as, ‘Schwitters in Britain’, 2014)
  • Henrietta Thatcher (Appraiser at Chubb Insurance Company, valuing the rebuild of historic and modern private houses; advising on the conservation, protection and collection of fine art, antiques and jewellery)

There will be discussion and a chance to ask questions.  As part of this event, the department is holding a tea party with a twist - a ‘Bake off’. Tea and coffee will be provided. Participates can make a cake, which will be served as refreshment with tea. The best cake will be voted by the participants and will receive a prize of £30. So, if you think you can take on the Mondrian cake, why not give it a go?

To attend, RSVP to Liam Campell-Cave: by 25 February 2016

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