PhD Led Conferences and Events

PhD-Led Conferences

Museums Alive!
4-5th November 2014
A two-day interdisciplinary postgraduate conference hosted by the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, in partnership with the Migration Museum Project.
https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/museumstudies/exhibitions-and-events/museums-alive

Museum Metamorphosis: The Adaptable and Changing Museum
5-6 November 2013
(funded by the AHRC Student-Led Collaborative Skills Award, in partnership with Leicester Arts & Museums Service, and supported by the Graduate School and Ashgate Publishers)
http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/museumstudies/museum-metamorphosis

Museum Utopias: Navigating the Imaginary, Ideal and Possible Museum
27-28 March 2012
(sponsored by Hanwell Instruments Ltd)
http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/museumstudies/museum-utopias

Curiouser and Curiouser: Challenging Conventions and Celebrating the Unusual
28-30 March 2011
(supported by AHRC and the School of Museum Studies)
http://www2.le.ac.uk/conference/curiouser

Materiality and Intangibility: Contested Zones
14-15 December 2009
(funded by the AHRC)
http://materiality-intangibility.blogspot.co.uk/

Material Culture, Identities and Inclusion
9-10 February 2006
(funded by the AHRC)

Museological Review
Conference proceedings and other papers available:
http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/museumstudies/research-degrees/museological-review

 

PhD-Curated Exhibitions

September 2013 – February 2014 Museum Metamorphosis
http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/museumstudies/museum-metamorphosis/museum-metamorphosis-exhibition

September 2012 – February 2013 Μουσείον: artists’ reflections on museums
http://mouseionexhibition.wordpress.com/

March 2011 – Apocalypse Then with artistic interventions by Helen Saunderson and text by Dan O’Donnell-Smith
PhD Organised Workshops and Events

Dragon’s Den, Leicester Arts & Museums Service (arranged with Matthew Constantine)
13 November 2013

Creative Evaluation workshop, led by Rosie Marcus (CAPE UK)
11 October 2013
http://www.capeuk.org/

Μουσείον Creative Symposium, led by artists Karl and Kimberley Foster (hedsor), Yvette Hawkins, Hazel Jones, Dawn Felicia Knox and Lyndall Phelps
5 December 2012
http://mouseionexhibition.wordpress.com/

 

PhD Study Visits

Connecting with Collections Symposium, University of Cambridge
27 September 2013
http://connectingwithcollections.wordpress.com/symposium/

Manchester Museum (Henry McGhie)
http://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/
17 April 2013

MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University (Professor Jim Aulich and Dr Myna Trustram)
17 April 2013
http://www.miriad.mmu.ac.uk/

Green’s Mill and Science Centre, Nottingham
29 March 2011 (study visit for Curiouser and Curiouser delegates)

 

Visiting Speaker Events

Elaine Heumann-Gurian, 7 November 2013
Sharon Heal, Editor, Museums Journal, 4 July 2013
Ethan Lasser and Corinne Zimmermann, Harvard Art Museum, 19 March 2013
Dr Lynne Teather (first PhD student to graduate) 16 June 2011

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Reconnect 2017

 

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Connect Members are invited to join us on the 29th June for an Accessible Design Workshop at the School (delivered in partnership with the National Trust) followed by drinks and refreshments at the Jodi Awards, Attenborough Arts

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Scholarships Available

Following the success of last year's scheme, we once again have two Open Scholarships and four 'Diversity Scholarships' available for applicants wishing to commence their studies in Autumn 2017. Each scholarship is worth £3,000, which will be awarded as a fee discount. The deadline for applications is 30th June 2017.

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