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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Postgraduate Researcher Stuart Bowes shares his initial impressions of his hands-on training as a museum registrar at the Royal Armouries.

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As a part-time Lecturer in Art Gallery, Museum and Heritage Studies, you will carry out research and teaching in varying aspects of museum and heritage studies and contribute to the effective management of the School, Faculty and wider University.

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The Royal Armouries, Leeds Museums and Galleries, and the University of Leeds are offering an opportunity for an exceptional candidate interested in developing a career as a museum registrar.

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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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This workshop is aimed at anyone who’d like the chance to think about their writing and consider the kinds of discussion and dialogue they’d like to create around their work.

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This talk by Dr Kerry Bristol explores James Wyatt’s Pantheon Assembly Rooms and the watercolours executed by JMW Turner after its destruction by fire in 1792.

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Form-content, content-form...join us to follow out what is made possible when how you write becomes active in your academic practice.

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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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