Curatorial Leadership in Collections: Connect and Activate Case Studies 2021

Images of case study front pages. L-R GoMA, The Hunterian, GWL, Climate HouseThroughout the pandemic we have been working with museum collections across Scotland to explore how contemporary art can make a difference. We’ve produced new resources to help museums and galleries understand how artists can work with them to inspire communities, generate new tools, allow hidden histories to surface, and imagine a better future.


Curators from Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art show us how contemporary art inspires communities and future artists



The Hunterian Art Gallery Curator demonstrates how artists can generate new tools and approaches



Staff from Glasgow Women’s Library share how working with artists has enabled hidden histories to surface



Head of Creative Programmes at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh explores how gathering art and science together can help imagine a better future


About the Project

Our Curatorial Leadership in Collections (CLiC) project brings together a network of contemporary art curators from collections across Scotland and shares learning with the wider museums sector. The CLiC Connect and Activate Programme in 2020-2021 supports a new generation of leaders to think about how collections can be both resilient and relevant in challenging times.

You can read more about the project HERE

The CLiC Connect and Activate project is managed by the Scottish Contemporary Art Network and generously supported by Creative Scotland, Art Fund and Museums and Galleries Scotland


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