Thinking about curatorial education through an imagined museum

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This paper examines how a university develops curatorial education through the manifestation of an imagined community (GABLE 2013) in its urban context. Based on a case study of the Lingnan University in Hong Kong, it argues that curatorial education can benefit from the imagining work that strives to connect with the professional community, the larger community, and the urban context of the city. However, curatorial education is both an academic concern as well as a keenly public practice. Consideration should be given to the ramifications of the real communities that curatorial education can serve.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-120
Number of pages8
JournalUniversity Museums and Collections Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Bibliographical note

I thank Dr Andrew Simpson and Dr Alistair Kwan whose comments and suggestions helped improve this article.


  • Curatorial education
  • imagined community
  • professional community
  • university’s collection
  • cultural industrial context


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