V&A curator Kieran Long argues against obsession with authorship and celebrity in design, and sets out his theories for contemporary museum curation.
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When I read the excellent opinion piece on DeZeen by Kieran Long and his 95 theses for contemporary museum curation, I could not restrain myself from desiring to see, how inspiring and useful some of his theses would be if applied to the world of content curation.
What happened if I took some of Kieran Long's most inspiring theses and replaced the word "museum" with the word "content curator"?
The results were more than surprising. Here my set of favorites:
» Nothing should be out of bounds for a content curator. Everything is potentially relevant.
» Content curators have a special role in presenting topics neglected by other institutions and the media.
» Content curators should be topical, responding quickly to world events when they touch our areas of expertise.
» Content curators have as much in common with investigative journalists as they do with university academics.
» Like journalists, content curators have political views, and should not pretend to abandon them when they show up to work.
» Also like journalists, content curators have a responsibility to contextualise their opinions.
» When a content curator checks out and reviews something new, it is revealing as much about himself as it is about the object.
» Content curators should take intellectual risks.
But there is a lot more to be inspired from, by reading through this excellent list of 95 guiding principles for how museums and curators should approach their mandates.
Very inspiring. 9/10