How to get an exhibition in a Museum or Gallery

BY Deborah Simms


Working with Rebecca Hill, Exhibitions and Collections Co-ordinator of Gallery Oldham, we have put together a simple guide on how to get an exhibition in a Museum or Gallery.

‘I produced these guidelines to address a concern that if you are unfamiliar with how public museums operate, it may be either daunting, confusing or just downright frustrating trying to work out the best way of approaching large public organisations.

The key thing that I cannot stress enough, is that people who work in art galleries and museums do so because they care about art and craft. We are already on your side before you have spoken to us.

The points below are based on 15 years of working with artists and makers in public museum settings. It is not an exhaustive list, and may not apply to all organisations, but I hope that it might be a useful starting point.’

For a full download of the original document, Gallery Oldham – Exhibitions Guidance

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