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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Transculturations and Transactions: from ‘curios’ to ‘specimens’, Colonialism, Empire and the role of the art market in the development of...

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A collaborative research project looking at how the National Science and Media Museum can be locally rooted and open, engaged and collaborative has concluded with the launch of an exciting new publication.

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We invite chapter proposals from artists, academics and heritage/museum practitioners that engage critically with the intersection of heritage and creative...

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The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has awarded £246,000 to alumna Dr Jade French to innovate new methods to support the professional development of learning disabled artists and curators.

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In this talk, Dr Dominic O’Key will share insights from his research and reflections on working with a museum to negotiate the challenges of the Sixth Mass Extinction Event and climate crisis.

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Please join us for the third in a series of presentations from current Postgraduate Researchers based in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.

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Our speaker this week is Professor Thea Pitman, Professor of Latin American Studies, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies.

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This week's speakers are Dr Maria Paula Arias (Lecturer, School of Digital Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University) and Dr Sarah Feinstein (Teaching Fellow, School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds).

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