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My PhD is entitled 'Curating archives in exhibitions of fine art.' My research examines the practice and rationale for the use of archives within art exhibitions in the United Kingdom. It focuses on four major galleries: the National Gallery, Tate, Royal Academy and Whitechapel Gallery. It explores the role of archives as display items (interpretation, voice) as well as the imperatives to use archives (access, status, finance). My supervisors are Dr Katharine Dorney and Professor Helen Rees Leahy

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Member, Archives and Records Association

Member, College Art Association

Member, Museums and Galleries History Group

Convenor, Archives and Society Seminars, Institute of Historical Research

Research interests

History of the National Gallery, London; the relationship between archives and the arts; boundaries between archives and works of art.


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