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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We are currently advertising a full funded PhD in collaboration with the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford. The PhD is titled Inside-out and outside-in: Participatory Methods for Science and Technology Collections.

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Postgraduate Researcher Stuart Bowes discusses his experiences of conducting research interviews and considers their impact on his work with the Royal Armouries.

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Applications are invited for a collaborative doctoral award in partnership with Leeds Museums and Galleries, based in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.

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An article by Dr Liz Stainforth has recently been published in the Utopian Studies journal.

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Join us to explore the strategies of Strike MoMA who are activating a politics of strike, exit and abolition to organize for a Post-MoMA future.

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In this online talk, art historian Professor David Jackson discusses the role of the visual arts in Denmark during the first half of the 19th century, a period of exceptional creative production.

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For this event we are joined by a panel of speakers who will each draw on their research and practice to suggest different ways democracy and climate emergency might be configured.

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Join us for this ‘in conversation’ event with the editors of a new book that shines a light on women’s...

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