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Graduate profile: Pippa Milne – Senior Curator, Monash Gallery of Art
Art curator Pippa Milne was a commercial lawyer in New Zealand when she realised she wanted to work in the arts
“I wanted to get to know the mechanics of the art world, and the dynamics of exhibition making, and the degree was a good stepping off point for this,” she explains. “I loved the overviews of the history of exhibitions and writing about contemporary art, and appreciated being put in direct contact with figures from the gallery scene. Lecturers and guest speakers offered genuine and unfiltered views of the way this industry works.”
Pippa completed an internship at the Venice Biennale with the Australia Council, and was engaged as Emerging Curator for Victoria at the Venice Biennale two years later.
Now Senior Curator at Monash Gallery of Art, Pippa advises those thinking about a career in art curatorship to make the most of the opportunities the Master of Art Curatorship affords them.
“This course offers students so many inroads to the art world, it’s important to remember to explore what’s on offer – gallery visits, behind the scenes tours, industry placements, lectures and film screenings,” she says. “It’s the access to all of this, and the chance to apply it to a masters degree, that makes this course so interesting.”
Academic profile: Course Coordinator, Associate Professor Alison Inglis
See Associate Professor Alison Inglis’ background, and hear about how she began working in the art curatorship space. She also explains what's involved in the Art Curatorship degree.