Catharina Hendrick

This is a study of how the process of collecting ‘new media art’ within museums of contemporary art is changing how they operate and function. Thus, the main aim is to assess the extent to which contemporary art museums are being reshaped and redefined as a result of collecting new media art.

Catharina Hendrick

Research interest/area

I am in my final year as a full-time PhD student writing up my research project.  I am investigating how collecting 'new media art' is changing the organisation of museums of contemporary art through case studies in the UK and the Netherlands.  The research will investigate how collecting new media art affects the museum of contemporary art from an organisational point of view, and, in particular, how the process of collecting new media art impacts on its organisational shape.  Specifically, I am keen to explore the impact new media art has on workflow, skills/expertise, organisational structure and decision-making.   

First Supervisor:  Dr Janet Marstine 

Second Supervisor:  Dr Ross Parry   

Academic/career achievements

Consultant/Project Manager - Naughton Gallery, Queen’s University Belfast - project managed a reimagining of the silver collection entitled "Silver Sounds".  This exhibition won the Times Higher Education Award for Excellence in the Arts.

Experience also includes working within a European institution, a press team for an Culture and Arts Festival and acted as consultant for the Naughton gallery to achieve museum accreditation.  I coordinated a project the "Public Catalogue Foundation" where the gallery's collection of oil paintings were published in a print volume and online at   


Leicester University (September 2006-June 2008)
MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies 

Queen’s University of Belfast (September 2003-June 2006)
BA (Hons) History of Art and Philosophy (Joint) – First Class Honours

NVQ IV Institute of Management Certificate

Departmental responsibilities

  • Brown Bag Talk Organiser (2011)
  • Treasurer – PhD Conference "Museum Utopias" (2012)
  • Editor - PhD peer reviewed journal "Museological Review" (2012-2013)


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