Short Courses

New! Curating in Southeast Asia: Histories and Practice

Commencing with a brief overview of the history, theories and methodologies of curating in Southeast Asia, the course also presents engaging examples of exhibition making in different types of spaces like museums, galleries, performance venues and public spaces. It also familiarises students with different typologies of exhibitions such as surveys, solo exhibitions, retrospectives and interactive displays. Using examples from across Southeast Asia, the course allows students to learn to recognise different exhibition models, as well as understand why curating remains pertinent to Southeast Asian art, culture and society.

In addition to giving rich insights into existing exhibitions, the course will also provide hands-on, practical skills for curating for students interested in embarking upon or improving their curatorial practices. Topics covered include writing curatorial concepts and proposals, compiling budgets, grant applications, liaising with galleries and museums, marketing and publications, among others. 

As part of this online programme, this course also aims to enhance the students’ learning experiences by offering several virtual visits (according to members’ availability) to exhibitions, displays and archives on the digital platforms of public and private museums, galleries and art fairs. 

Image: In and Out of Thin Layers (installation view), The Maw Naing. Image courtesy of MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum



No. of classes Days Dates Time
10 Every Monday 1 Feb – 12 Apr 2021 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Application Information

Course materials

Notepad and writing materials.

Who should attend

Art students, prospective art students, art enthusiasts, docents, teachers and/or anyone interested in art history in general.

Eligible schemes / subsidies:
Claimable under SkillsFuture Credit