CHAPTER 3

Planning and Research

So you have your gallery booked and the work selected. The exhibition is several months away. Time to relax, right? Wrong. All exhibitions need good planning, the earlier and more thorough the better. The very early months of an exhibition schedule are the best time to sort out the administration and production of the exhibition. This is the work which, done very thoroughly and done early, leaves the curator and exhibitor free to concentrate on the creative side of exhibiting. Good forward planning cuts the stress load of an exhibition immeasurably.

The tasks to plan as far in advance as possible are:

•  timetabling

•  budgeting

•  fundraising

•  organizing publicity and invitations

•  talking to press

•  planning ...

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