Hello from Amelia, New ITP Assistant!
I’d like to introduce myself having just completed my first day in my new role as ITP Assistant. I’m Amelia, and I’m very excited to be starting in my first role after finishing university studies, and even more excited for it to be here at the British Museum with the ITP.
I completed my BA in History of Art and Museum Studies at Liverpool John Moores University, and more recently my MA in Culture, Criticism and Curation from Central Saint Martins UAL, where I was able to explore my interest in curation and curatorial practices in the arts and heritage industries. I have always been interested in sharing stories and narratives, considering how and why we do this, as well as developing new and creative ways to engage audiences.
Alongside supporting the ITP I play an active part in my curatorial collective The Beta Curators. Established during my MA, we focus on new media art and the challenges that come with curating and archiving artworks that exist in a digital realm. For our current project we are developing an online forum to act as a digital meeting point for practitioners at the start of their career to connect with those already established within the industry, to grow a support system of professionals who can guide each other through the trials and tribulations of digital curation from multiple perspectives and experiences.
When I’m not working I try to visit lots of art galleries and exhibitions, specifically anything contemporary, and love going on long walks with my two dogs.
I’m really looking forward to meeting the upcoming 2023 cohort, as well as connecting with the network of previous fellows. Keep an eye out for some of my upcoming blog posts and social media updates.
See you soon!