Founded in 1890 when Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to visitors, the Horniman Museum and Gardens is the only museum in London in which nature and culture can be viewed together, and houses internationally important collections of Anthropology, Musical Instruments, Natural History and an acclaimed aquarium.
Artquest will fund a peer mentoring group at Horniman Museum and Gardens to take place from January 2020 onwards. We particularly welcome applications from artists who have a research-based practice, an interest in working with museums, and work that engages with themes and issues which are of interest to us and our visitors. These include climate change and museums; the impact of colonial history and historic collections on contemporary museum practice; and socially engaged collaborative programmes which help build creative networks. We welcome a broad range of artistic practices, from visual arts, performance-based, sound and sonic, and curatorial practice.
Horniman Museum and Gardens will provide a meeting space either in its Meeting Room, Gardens Pavilion or other suitable space depending on the days that the meetings will be held. Projectors and presentation screens will be available. Meetings will preferably take place between 5 – 8pm on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and other times can be arranged by negotiation.
If desired by the selected group, there is opportunity to engage with Curators of all collections, Learning and Engagement professionals and Producers of the creative programme.
Deadline for applications: 7 October 10am.