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Ask A Curator Day

Have your questions answered by passionate experts

What’s it like to be a curator? How do curators decide what to display? How long does it take a conservator to restore a painting?

Join us on Twitter and Instagram for Ask A Curator Day, a live Q&A session between museum experts and members of the public from around the world. A few of our knowledgeable staff will be online from 10am to answer your questions.

There are no silly questions, just those not asked!

To get involved, send your questions to @artgalleryofnsw on either Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #askacurator

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10 – 11am
Anne Ryan, curator, Australian art. Answers questions on the much-loved Archibald Prize and the upcoming Brett Whiteley: drawing is everything exhibition.

11am – 12pm
Nicholas Chambers, senior curator, modern and contemporary international art. Ask him about the William Kentridge exhibition. Chambers also curated Adman: Warhol before pop and Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

Sarah Bunn and Analiese Treacy, conservators. Although busy preparing the 3000 diaries from 1949-99 that make up Chinese Bible for display in November, they’re on board to answer questions on conserving artworks.

Jackie Dunn, curator. Answers questions on John Russell: Australia’s French impressionist and the recent exhibition from Paris, The lady and the unicorn.

Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd, chat to the film program producer behind the hugely popular film series at the Gallery. Her most recent film series Starburst explored icons of Chinese cinema.

Leanne Santoro, assistant curator, Australian art. Leanne curated Anne Dangar: ceramics from Moly-Sabata and is currently working on the forthcoming exhibition Tony Tuckson: the abstract sublime.

Lisa Catt, assistant curator, international art. Pick her brain about how we work with international artists to bring works to Sydney, and the challenges of installing a show like Spacemakers and roomshakers.

Wednesday 12 September 2018, 10am

Duration 4 hours

Related exhibitions: Brett Whiteley: drawing is everything, John Russell, Spacemakers and roomshakers, William Kentridge