Registrars Programme blog

Postgraduate Researcher Stuart Bowes shares his initial impressions of his hands-on training as a museum registrar at the Royal Armouries. Friday 6 May 2022 marked a major milestone in my PhD. On that day, I finally set foot in the Royal Armouries to assume the position of trainee registrar. This...

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. Registrars Training for the Future offers practical hands-on experience in two museum organisations, plus a programme of academic study at the University of...

Postgraduate Researcher Stuart Bowes recounts his experiences of presenting research at online academic conferences. I have always associated the phrase ‘academic conference’ with large groups of scholars gathered in one place to discuss the pressing issues of the day. Papers delivered to tightly packed audiences such as the one pictured...

BA Liberal Arts student Millie Banks reflects on the learning journey she has undertaken through her participation in the evaluating impact project, and how she has come to understand and appreciate the role of the registrar. Heritage is “the latest in a long line of opiates of society”. As I...

In this first in a series of blog posts, Stuart Bowes talks about his first few months as a Postgraduate Researcher in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies. I am a researcher of museums based in Leeds. I first became involved in the subject through...