As part of its China-UK: Connections through Culture programme, the British Council will be running a ten-day study tour for design curators to China in October 2010.
After running an open application process we can announce that the UK curators chosen to visit China are:
- Alice Black (Deputy Director, Design Museum, London)
- Tanya Bryan (Development Director, Design Initiative, Manchester)
- Clare Cumberlidge (Director, Clare Cumberlidge & Co. London)
- Liz Farrelly (Curator, Brighton)
- Kate Goodwin (Architecture Curator, Royal Academy of Art, London)
- Melanie Kidd (Head of Exhibitions, Hub Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford)
- Sarah Mann (Assistant Curator, Somerset House, London)
- Darragh Murphy (Researcher, PDR, Cardiff)
- Jana Scholze (Curator of Modern Furniture and Product Design, V&A, London)
- Tamsie Thomson (Director RIBA London, London)
- Katy West (Curator, Glasgow)
The detail of the programme is currently in development, but it will include visits to museums, galleries and organisations in Beijing, Shanghai, Hanghzou and Shenzhen including the Today Art Museum, Shanghai International Creative Industries Week, Shanghai Expo, OCT Art and Design Gallery.