Curating Exhibitions in Practice: open talks and a workshop

Thursday 5 May 2022, Grand Parade, M2

The Centre of Design History, in collaboration with CCA and the Design Archives, is pleased to announce a day of short-talks and a workshop on making exhibitions.

The morning and early afternoon programme features short talks and practical sessions on conceiving an exhibition, displaying dress and mounting mannequins, presenting archival material, and developing research-led displays. All are welcome.

The afternoon will be dedicated to supporting those who are keen to develop small research-led displays around City Campus over the spring term and summer this year. Supported by CCA technician, Jonathan Murphy, and led by the Centre for Design History’s PhD Representative Nicola Miles, the group will work together to plan and design their displays. Please do join us!


10.00am Introduction, Claire Wintle, Centre for Design History

10.10-10.30:  Planning an Exhibition (Ben Roberts, Director, CCA)

10.30-11.30: Displaying Dress and Mounting Mannequins (Zenzie Tinker, Zenzie Tinker Conservation)

11.45-12.15: Designing a Research Exhibition: Children’s Clothes, Clothkits and Creativity (Nicola Miles, Postgraduate Research Representative)

12.15-1.00: Break for Lunch

1.00-1.45: Displaying Archival Material (Sue Breakell and Sirpa Kutilainen, University of Brighton Design Archives)

1.45-4.30pm: Display Design: Workshop (Nicola Miles and Claire Wintle, Centre for Design History)


Please register in advance at (to help with ordering refreshments).