26 June to 27 July 2008




About the project:

The exhibition project serves as a culmination to the practical side of The Courtauld’s new MA programme Curating the Art Museum. The eight students were given an open brief to explore The Courtauld collection and to bring together an exhibition for display in The Courtauld Gallery. Encouraged to look towards works that were not often, or had not recently been, on display, the students had full access to The Courtauld’s diverse collections, including the Conway Library with its rich collection of photographs of European architecture and the Book Library’s special collections of early edition books. In addition, they made use of the vast collection of works on paper housed in The Courtauld’s Print Room and of the collection of painting, sculpture and decorative arts. Through exploring and researching these collections the students brought together the exhibition Stages and Scenes: Creating Architectual Illusion.

Stages and Scenes was curated by:
Marcus Besley
Madeleine Brechin
Laura Harford
Lynne Mcadam
Nicola Pickering
Sophie Shaw
Ashley Siple
Jessica Stevens-Campos



  About the project

  The Exhibition


  Behind the scenes