Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communication

Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage



Mary Barker (image courtesy of ULITA)

Mary Barker — the first woman to study textile industries at the University of Leeds

December 8th, 2017

Can you imagine being the only woman or man on your university course? A new temporary exhibition exploring the life and work of Mary Barker, the first woman to be accepted onto the textile industries course at the University of Leeds, is currently on show at ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles.

Hayley Reid at the Art Hostel in Leeds

Call for placement hosts for MA students

November 7th, 2017

The School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies would like to hear from art galleries, museums, heritage or arts organisations interested in hosting one of our MA placement students.

Red Fake Fur Neurulation Dress (detail), Kate and Helen Storey. Photo by Ezzidin Alwan.

Life on the Outskirts workshops launched this month

October 24th, 2017

The first of three workshops organised in partnership between the University of Leeds, Manchester Metropolitan University and Helen Storey Foundation took place in Manchester on Thursday 12 October 2017.

Hayley Reid, a former MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies student in The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies students collaborate with campus museum, galleries and archives

October 6th, 2017

MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies students will be working with the museum, galleries and archives across the University of Leeds campus as part of one their core modules, Interpreting Cultures.

Meet Pamela, (with work by Bronwen Buckeridge, Laura Buckley, Laura Morrison, Amy Stephens) at Project Space Leeds, November 2009 - February 2010. Photo: Simon Warner.

New Artist-led Research Group forming in Leeds

September 28th, 2017

This an open call for potential partners, collaborators and researchers at any stage of their career with an interest in the artist-led field, who would like to contribute time, space, thought and conversation.

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