CONSULTANCY - TRAINING - on curating @National Museum & House Of Culture #NMHOC

Training for the team of the National Museum of Dar es Salaam.

Venue National Museum and House of Culture, city center of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Dates The training-workshop took place in March 2015 from 8 :00am to 12: 30am:

  • On Tuesday the 24th

  • On Thursday the 26th

  • On Monday the 30th

Agenda Day 1

  • Self-introductions, aims and expectations

  • Refresh: contemporary art

  • Basics of art’s philosophy and psychology (Aesthetic and keys of rationalization)

  • Basics of art’s sociology (rejects of contemporary art)

  • Introduction to the mediation of art (good spectator)

Day 2

  • Reflexion: definition of curating

  • Remind: History of curating

  • Basics: ethic and deontology of curating

  • Introduction to the rules of the art’s market

  • Beginning of the practical exercise on the organization of a real event ‘The children festival’.

Day 3

  • Practical exercise on the organization of a real event ‘The children festival’.

  • External and internal communication

Recommendations out of the practical workshop and collective thinking:

  • necessity to create links between the different actors of the cultural scene in Dar es Salaam

  • continue and enhance the discussions about the market rules of art in Tanzania

  • try to create facilities for the other cultural actors who would like to produce events in the Museum

  • try to limit the proceedings for the team members who would like to develop the creation of new punctual projects and events in the Museum

  • create a database for the public but also an advisory council on the events

  • propose readymade and self sufficient projects to the management

  • cooperate and work in team, working platform

  • create personal objectives in the day to day work