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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Dr Helen Graham reflects on the second year MA students have developed online exhibitions for Interpretations — a core mode for MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies, MA Arts Management and Heritage Studies, and MA Curating Science.

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Jade French has been awarded a Michael Beverley Innovation Fellowship to explore inclusive peer review and publishing methods with learning...

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The Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage is launching a new events series this term, on the theme of 'museum legitimacies'.

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Researchers from museum studies, digital media and the history of science at the University of Leeds are working together to connect different archive and museum collections and to open up industrial heritage.

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What happens to bodies used in medical research? How far have we come since the days of mass grave robbing? Where will we go in the future? Join us to explore all these questions and more!

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A Matter of Taste is an online exhibition focusing on the representation of families at the Yale Centre for British Art, and how this has been shaped by the Paul Mellon collection.

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How has creativity changed the way protest is manifested? Beyond the songs and slogans, everyday objects infused with messages of protest march with the people in every protest, voicing the people in a way different from words, for change, and for a better world.

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This exhibition - curated by MA students and inspired by the Rijksmuseum collections – explores the significance of dining by demonstrating its importance in depicting changing moral codes through art.

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