Summer programme: Object in Focus planning with Miriam Lloyd-Evans

Rebecca Horton, Coordinator, International Training Programme

This week we met with Miriam Lloyd-Evans, former British Museum colleague and independent curator. Miriam has supported the ITP summer programme through group sessions on temporary exhibitions and more recently through the Object in Focus project.

In 2018 the Object in Focus project was adapted from previous years to encourage collaborative work. Fellows worked in pairs to select an object not from either of their regions or specialist areas and created a temporary exhibition proposal based on one object display. The proposals, in the form of the selected object accompanied by a panel, label and poster and anything else fellows felt played to their strengths, were presented at the Supporter’s Reception on the penultimate night of the summer programme.

Last year Miriam supported Object in Focus by running one of the introductory sessions to the project, presenting to the fellows on one object display and mentoring them through time to reflect on the object they selected, the information and resources available to them and the theme they would work with to create their proposal. We are happy to announce that Miriam will be returning to the ITP to work with 2019 fellows on their Object in Focus projects; we came together on Tuesday to decide how partners, objects and the theme should be introduced, when posters, panels and labels should be written by and how best to get the creative juices flowing!

We look forward to working with Miriam again and creating a schedule which enables fellows and exhibition proposals to be the best they can be.