Museums and the Web 2005
Speakers: Speaker Biography
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Speakers from around the world present their latest work at MW2005.

Sarah Cook

Post Doctoral Researcher
University of Sunderland
School of Art, Design and Media
Ryhope Road
Sunderland AB
SR2 7EE United Kingdom

Sarah Cook is post-doctoral researcher at the School of Art, Design and Media, University of Sunderland, in collaboration with BALTIC, the Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead UK, where she works as associate curator of New Media. She is, with Beryl Graham, co-editor of the CRUMB Web site resource for curators of new media art ( Her Ph.D. (University of Sunderland, 2004) concerns the theory and practice of curating new media art. She has a Master's Degree from Bard College's Centre for Curatorial Studies in New York. Sarah has a long-standing relationship with the Banff Centre for the Arts and is also working as a post-doctoral researcher and co-curator on summits, exhibitions and publications both with the New Media Institute and the Walter Phillips Gallery. She has organised exhibitions, commissioned new media art and managed educational projects for BALTIC (Gateshead), the Bellevue Art Museum (Seattle), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), the Reg Vardy Gallery (Sunderland), Locus+ (Newcastle), and at the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa). Sarah is the co-editor of the book Curating New Media (BALTIC, 2002) and has written articles for [A-N], Public Art Journal, Cream and Mute, and chapters for books including Beyond the Box (Banff, 2003). Additionally, she has contributed to, co-ordinated and edited publications for artists (Echo: Wendy Kirkup; Futher: Simon Pope; Undelete: Helena Swatton; New Mapping: James Hutchinson). Sarah has presented papers at The Photographers Gallery (London), Tate Modern (London), de Balie (Amsterdam) The Banff Centre’s International Curatorial Research Institute and at universities in Canada, the US and the UK.

Sarah will present Researching and presenting a history of new media: Ten years of the Banff New Media Institute.