Dr Amy Jane Barnes


I am currently employed as a University Teacher in the School of this Arts, Loughborough University. Prior to this I worked in various capacities within the School of Museum Studies and the wider University, and as a freelance researcher and curator.

I completed my AHRB/C-funded PhD in the School of Museum Studies in 2009 and graduated in 2010. I have a background in Asian Art History and was formerly Curatorial Assistant at the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art (2000—1).

My doctoral research looked at the collection, interpretation and display of the visual culture of the Chinese Cultural Revolution in British museums. A monograph, Museum Representations of Maoist China, which is based on this work, was published last year (2014) by Ashgate.  In addition to a number of other writing projects, I am currently collaborating with Sheila Watson and Katy Bunning on the development of a Leicester Reader in Heritage and Interpretation

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