University of Leeds: Art Gallery and Museum Studies

InstitutionUniversity of Leeds
Department School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
Web http://www.leeds.ac.uk
Email finpg@leeds.ac.uk
Telephone 0113 343 5274
Study type Taught

Summary

You will develop critical understandings of issues in curatorship, museology and museum management and consider the ways in which material culture has been represented and interpreted by historians and cultural theorists, the methodologies behind museum practice and methods of display and interpretation, and put theory and practice into dialogue.

You will also develop critical understandings of the histories of art galleries and museums and explore and challenge key ideas that have shaped museum practice. You will also deploy these historical and theoretical understandings to develop innovative approaches to curation, interpretation and engaging audiences. Supported by the School’s Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage, you will gain the knowledge and skills for a successful career in the museum and art gallery sector.

You will develop practical skills through working on an interpretation project in our archives and collections on campus, and undertaking a negotiated work placement.

Leeds is home to a wide variety of arts and heritage organisations, from the Royal Armouries, Opera North, Leeds Playhouse and Northern Ballet through to council-run museums, galleries and heritage sites and many contemporary art spaces.
We are also close to everything the rest of Yorkshire has to offer, from The Hepworth Wakefield to the National Science and Media Museum, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Brontë Parsonage Museum. We have close links with many of these cultural institutions to support your practical learning.

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