Creative Lives: Natalie Kane, V&A curator of digital design

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On the podcast this week, we sat down with the V&A’s curator of digital design, Natalie Kane. Working in the V&A’s Design, Architecture and Digital department, as a curator, it’s Natalie’s job to think about how the museum collects, cares for and displays digital objects. Originally an English Literature graduate from Portsmouth University, Natalie recounts her ‘very wonky’ career trajectory – from landing various volunteering roles and learning to code, to taking up her position at the V&A last year. Explaining what it means to collect ‘boundless’ digital objects, Natalie talks about what it means to have ‘curator hands’; telling alternative stories with objects; and how working on co-founded curatorial project, Haunted Machines, ties into her curatorial practice. ... This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. It was presented by Marianne Hanoun and the editor was Ivor Manly. Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include ustwo, Google, GF Smith and The Paul Smith Foundation.

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