I’ve watched with interest the dawn of curators describing their exhibitions to possible attenders. The small Dulwich Picture Gallery in London started really well with its director, Ian Dejardin. In a few minutes, he would tell us what to see, in a quietly enthusiastic way.
Now this – the gallery has TWO curators having a discussion and walking around a collection.
Hands up anyone who’d like to see this exhibition, now?
Me too! And yes, of course, it is a marketing tool, that couch has been placed there, just so – but they do look at least somewhat relaxed and it feels like a real conversation. They walk amicably around the exhibition, both get to speak and say what they’re keen about in it – and I find it overwhelmingly inviting.
Ignite is a specific presentation style: 5 minutes long and must feature 20 powerpoint slides. Interested in doing this style of presentation?
The presenter has kindly put up on his blog a searingly honest description of how he got involved, worked on getting his presentation right, tips along the way, the rehearsal (which he includes a video of) and the final presentation.