Many Interpretations: launch of exhibitions by MA students

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Join us to celebrate this year’s MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies, MA Arts Management & Heritage Studies and MA Curating Science students’ interpretive projects.

The projects are taking place in collaboration with on-campus galleries and archives based at the University of Leeds, including Feminist Archive North, The Stanley & Audrey Burton GalleryTreasures of the Brotherton, the Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles and the Yorkshire Fashion Archive.

Two further projects will be displayed in the exhibition spaces of the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.

This year the topics range from the history and legacy of the Race Relations act in Britain, the presence of women in science and engineering, and the university’s unique collection of magic lanterns.

Full details of each exhibition, including locations and opening hours, can be found on our events pages.

The exhibitions will be open from 2 to 5pm for the launch event. Make your own way around the exhibitions or join a free guided tour at 2pm or 3pm led by one of our student guides (see booking information below). Meet in the entrance to the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies. You are also welcome to visit any of the exhibitions on campus across the afternoon.

From 5 to 7pm, there will be a celebration reception at the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies where there will be refreshments and lightening talks from some of our students past and present. To help us manage numbers for the refreshments at the evening reception, please RSVP by booking your place via Eventbrite (see booking information below).

Booking information

It is free to attend but please book if you would like to attend one of the tours and/or the celebration reception by following the links to Eventbrite below:

2pm guided tour

3pm guided tour

Celebration reception, starting from 5pm

Exhibition information

Follow the hyperlinks below for details of each exhibition:

First Waves: Exploring the impact of the race relations acts in the UK
Project Space, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University Road

Stage — an exhibition by Ann-Marie LeQuesne
Common Room, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University Road

Ready-made in Yorkshire
School of Design, University Road

Cashmere from Kashmir
ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles, Maurice Keyworth Building

Lighting the Way: Leeds and the ‘Magic’ Lantern
School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, Michael Sadler Building

STEM Education: Women in Science and Engineering
Special Collections, Brotherton Library

Public Art on Campus: A Retrospective
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Parkinson Building

Rights, Justice, Faith: The Work of Emily Susan Ford
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Parkinson Building

Still Life: Moments in Time
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Parkinson Building

Take 5 at the Treasures of the Brotherton
Treasures of the Brotherton, Parkinson Building

Download a map showing the locations of the exhibitions.

Images from left: Professor Louis Compton Miall (Photo by E. E. Unwin); Lantern slide showing the moon and its phases. Courtesy of the Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Leeds.