2013-14 Highlights

Highlights of the 2013-14 academic year at the Centre for Museology, University of Manchester
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AGMS student Denise Courcoux wins Axisweb’s Curated Selection Prize with her online exhibition Possessed

AGMS student Denise Courcoux wins Axisweb’s Curated Selection Prize with her online exhibition Possessed

Quality Metrics Project:  The Centre for Museology will work with 17 cultural organisations in Manchester  and a technology company in the ‘Quality Metrics'  project (funded by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts)  that aims to create a standardized and aggregatable metric system which measures what the cultural sector believes are the key dimensions of quality

Exploring the possibility of a sector-led metrics framework to capture the quality and reach of arts and cultural productions, the Quality Metrics local pilo.

Students of the ‘Objects and Exhibitions’ module curated the ‘Out of the Woods’ display at the Manchester Museum

Out of the Woods

Students of the ‘Objects and Exhibitions’ module curated the ‘Out of the Woods’ display at the Manchester Museum

Blog posts and images of students at their work placements throughout the year.

Open Eye Gallery – Dominique Myrand, MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies

The Centre for Museology and the National Gallery secure an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award on  ‘Making a Market for Art: Agnew’s and the National Gallery, 1850-1944’

The Centre for Museology and the National Gallery secure an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award on ‘Making a Market for Art: Agnew’s and the National Gallery,

The ‘Afterlife of Heritage Research’ Skills Training Project funded by the AHRC, supported more than fifty research students and early career researchers  in developing skills, capacity and profiles for professional careers in the heritage sector.

The Afterlife of Heritage Research

Semester 1 trip to Oxford to visit the Pitt Rivers Museum

Semester 1 trip to Oxford to visit the Pitt Rivers Museum

Semester 2 trip to Birmingham to visit museums and galleries

Semester 2 trip to Birmingham to visit museums and galleries

Researching the New was a pilot knowledge exchange project that explored organisational change, experimental practices and the impact of three major capital development projects in Manchester on the social and cultural geographies of the city.

Researching the New was a pilot knowledge exchange project that explored organisational change, experimental practices and the impact of three major capital development projects in Manchester on the social and cultural geographies of the city.

The Learning from the Past project, led by Prof Helen Rees Leahy, investigated how an understanding of the ways in which cultural value was conceived, promoted and experienced in the past can illuminate how it is conceived, promoted and experienced today.

Project: Learning from the Past Our new research project Learning from the Past: Cultural Value, Then and Now, In Principle and Practice is part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) i.

An infographic of the Centre of Museology and its parent Institute for Cultural Practices

An infographic of the Centre of Museology and its parent Institute for Cultural Practices

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