Issue 21 : Spring 2006
Careers Seminar: Enterprising Students, Current and Past
In January the CAFS Careers seminar was jointly hosted by Robin Simon, Chairman of CAFS and Dr. Sarah Wilson, Reader, Courtauld Institute, and alumna. During the evening we received valuable advice on a range of careers from: Florrie Evans
(MA 2002) British Art Specialist with Christie’s, Maria David (BA 2001) Patrons Manager at the Royal Academy, Christopher Dell (BA 1998) Editor with Thames & Hudson, Lucy Askew (MA 2004) Curator with Tate. And we were fortunate to also have independent Curator Simon Gould and KCL Careers Adviser Louisa Davies join us.
The CAFS Careers Seminar is now well established, and current students greatly benefit from the advice and example of Courtauld alumni. This year current students have also organised the Courtauld Business of Art Society which organises outside speakers from Galleries, Museums, Auction Houses and the world of Art Journalism to speak to students. 2006 will see the launch of Courtauld Networks, which will allow alumni and current students to come together informally and opt into mentoring, and networking directories. For more information on this and other new Courtauld initiatives email David Whitaker, Alumni Relations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young American Alumni Group
Thea Hashagen (PG Dip 2002, MA 2003) and Aino Wheler (MA 2003) have launched a Young Courtauld Alumni Association in New York. The group meets informally and hosts networking events. You can contact the group directly by emailing CourtauldAlumniNY@gmail.com. This year the group is helping prospective American students at the Courtauld by producing a helpful informal guide and organising a welcoming event in New York. You can find out more about the new association by visiting their page at http://groups.yahoo.com/courtauldalumniny
COURTAULD ASSOCIATION OF FORMER STUDENTS
invite you to the
Wednesday, 7 June
Join us and meet alumni, staff and students over drinks 6.30 – 8.30pm
Explore and discover some of the most innovative contemporary art in Culture Bound: The East Wing Collection
ADMISSION FREE: BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Apply to email@example.com or call David Whitaker, Alumni Relations Manager 020 7848 1082
Invitations will be sent out
Jerwood Prize Success
Juliette Losq (MA 2001) has won the 2005 Jerwood Drawing Prize with her work We are the fiction of the vanished lives and buildings’ Iain Sinclair: Lights Out for the Territory (2005 Pen and Ink with Masking Fluid).
The title refers to Iain Sinclair’s writings on ‘psycho-geography’ – the idea that the geographical environment, consciously organised or not, affects the emotions and behaviour of individuals. Sinclair studied at the Courtauld in 1972. Describing her work Juliette says: “I am specifically interested in the idea that the modern observer maps a kind of history on to the places he or she visits, either consciously influenced by our knowledge of what has happened there before, or subconsciously influenced by information received through media, like literature and film”.
Second Hand Book Sale
For information on the second hand book sale 2006, click here.