Student Careers Event 2010

Career Days are organised annually by the AAH Student Members Committee. These one-day events are intended to introduce student members from different institutions to options for future career development and to set out the sorts of opportunities which may be available to students.

The AAH Career's Day 2010 took on 12 March 2010 at the University of Edinburgh.

Hosted  in the culturally vibrant and beautiful Edinburgh, this year’s Careers Day will bring together a wide range of arts professionals to share their experience and expertise in a diversity of fields: academia, curating, arts publishing and research. With representatives from some of the most outstanding cultural institutions in and around Edinburgh, this is bound to be a hugely rewarding experience.

The event offers a unique opportunity to pick the brainsof some of the leadin glights of Scotland'screative industries. Speakers include:

Places are free but extremelyl imited and must be booked in advance.

To register please email:

Jenny Gypaki ( and Catriona McAra ( by 12 February 2010.


10.30 - 10.40 Registration &Tea/Coffee

10.40 - 10.45 Welcome: Session I (Jenny Gypaki)

10.45 -11.05 Dr Richard Williams (Director of ACE Graduate School, Senior
Lecturer HoA, University of Edinburgh): Career-Positioning.

11.10 - 11:30 Dr Dominic Paterson (Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, University
of Glasgow): MAP & Reviewing Contemporary Art.

11.35 - 12.00 Jana Funke (Editor, Forum, University of Edinburgh): Editing an
Academic Journal

12.05 - 14.00 Lunch Break & Exhibition Visit

14.00 - 14.05 Welcome: Session II (Catriona McAra)

14.05 - 14.25 Dr Viccy Coltman (Senior Lecturer HoA, University of Edinburgh):
Working in Academia.

14.30 - 14.50 Dr Stacy Boldrick (Research and Interpretation Manager, The
Fruitmarket Gallery): Researching and Interpreting Exhibitions.

14.55 - 15.15 Kirsten Lloyd (Associate Curator, Stills Gallery): Working with

15.20 - 15.35 Tea/Coffee Break

15.35 - 16.00 Daniel F. Herrmann (Curator, Scottish National Gallery of Modern
Art): Working as a Curator.

16.05 - 16.25 Pat Fisher (Principal Curator, Talbot Rice Gallery): Behind the
Scenes of the Talbot Rice Gallery: Running a University Gallery.

16.30 - 17.30 Closing Reception