The Center for Curatorial Leadership seeks to train curators to assume leadership positions within museums in our rapidly evolving cultural climate. While CCL has reached a pivotal moment, gaining significant recognition for its existing and planned programs, its constituent base has expanded to international and student audiences, mandating a robust platform to accurately communicate the Center’s mission, activities, and achievements, and to foster a dialog among fellows and alumni.
C&G Partners designed a new graphic identity to streamline CCL’s communications and extend their message domestically and internationally. The identity encompasses a focused, modernist approach. The acronym is rendered to evoke a human face, with a strong emphasis on the letter L, foregrounding the importance of leadership. Eschewing more artistic representation – the primary goal of the Center is to reach curators, rather than artists – the Center’s new color palette is restrained and direct, using an intuitive color-coding system to delineate programs.
In conjunction with the firm’s work creating the Center’s new graphic identity and standards, a new website was also created. To give users an intimate glance at various exhibition spaces from a curatorial point of view, background videos work almost as living still images, registering the subtle changes to room environments through variations in natural and artificial lighting, and the movements of visitors within the spaces.
Rendered in the same restrained palette as the Center’s new identity, the website consists of the public platform, along with an online application toolset for aspiring fellows, and a dedicated space for the Center’s fellows and alumni to interact and connect, and keep abreast of developments within the field.