Ask A Curator Day

    • Have your questions answered by passionate experts

What’s it like to be a curator? How do curators decide what to display? How long does it take a conservator to restore a painting?

Join us on Twitter and Instagram for Ask A Curator Day, a live Q&A session between museum experts and members of the public from around the world. A few of our knowledgeable staff will be online from 10am to answer your questions.

There are no silly questions, just those not asked!

To get involved, send your questions to @artgalleryofnsw on either Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #askacurator

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Schedule

10 – 11am
Anne Ryan, curator, Australian art. Answers questions on the much-loved Archibald Prize and the upcoming Brett Whiteley: drawing is everything exhibition.

11am – 12pm
Nicholas Chambers, senior curator, modern and contemporary international art. Ask him about the William Kentridge exhibition. Chambers also curated Adman: Warhol before pop and Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

12-1pm
Sarah Bunn and Analiese Treacy, conservators. Although busy preparing the 3000 diaries from 1949-99 that make up Chinese Bible for display in November, they’re on board to answer questions on conserving artworks.

1-2pm
Jackie Dunn, curator. Answers questions on John Russell: Australia’s French impressionist and the recent exhibition from Paris, The lady and the unicorn.

2-3pm
Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd, chat to the film program producer behind the hugely popular film series at the Gallery. Her most recent film series Starburst explored icons of Chinese cinema.

3-4pm
Leanne Santoro, assistant curator, Australian art. Leanne curated Anne Dangar: ceramics from Moly-Sabata and is currently working on the forthcoming exhibition Tony Tuckson: the abstract sublime.

4-5pm
Lisa Catt, assistant curator, international art. Pick her brain about how we work with international artists to bring works to Sydney, and the challenges of installing a show like Spacemakers and roomshakers.

Wednesday 12 September 2018, 10am