About the Centre

The Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage is home to dynamic teaching and research.

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Research Interests

Our research intersects museums and heritage studies, cultural theory and history. Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses support students to critically engage with museum practice.

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Stuart Bowes talks about his first few months as a Postgraduate Researcher in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.

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A new online exhibition observes how government and public health bodies have reacted to vaccine resistance over time and how the language they have used to persuade the public has changed from the creation of the first vaccine in the 1790s to the present day.

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Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world’s population has responded by wearing face masks in an attempt to minimise the transmission of the virus. For the vast majority of people, the mask has become a staple of their everyday life.

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A new Sadler Seminar Series considers the challenges and opportunities presented by lockdown/post-lockdown for curation and exhibition of visual art, both in the UK and abroad.

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MA students from the School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies invite you to view their online exhibition exploring the use of the face covering in a variety of forms, throughout history to the present day.

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This exhibition illuminates an eclectic collection of jewellery, parts of swords, coins, and other items of value demonstrating Yorkshire’s connections with the rest of the world across 2 millennia.

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What can you do to decolonise? Visit this online exhibition to get some clarity!

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Working with the Smithsonian Collection, this online exhibition asks you to question the importance of authenticity.

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