In the post Sahava Baranow, project manager at the Jewish Museum’s Anti-Valentine Event, shares what the event was all about:
During an early morning seminar in the first couple of weeks of the MA Museum Studies at UCL, our degree coordinator approached the class with a potential project. The Jewish Museum was planning a Late event that would be developed by students to go with their temporary exhibition Blood that drew together art, film and literature to present a rich exploration of how blood can unite and divide. The aim of the event was to attract a younger and culturally engaged audience. It sounded like a great chance to get some practical experience and take part in something innovative and enjoyable. Five of us were interested and the Jewish Museum got in touch to set up an initial meeting and explain our individual roles.
One project manager, three programmers, and one marketing officer would develop the event. The Jewish Museum was going to support us wherever possible, but we were in charge. Having managed some projects in the past, I decided to go for the role of project manager. Managing a project of this size and meeting the expectations of the museum, our degree coordinator, and all of my friends who had promised to come along created a lot of pressure to deliver a successful event, but besides being nervous, I was also excited. Continue reading →