Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communication

Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage

Kerry Bristol

Senior Lecturer

Kerry's research interests encompass the history, historiography and methodologies of British and Irish architecture and sculpture between c.1600 and c.1840 and the role(s) of country houses within the twentieth and twenty first century heritage movement.

/ 0113 343 5280
Old Mining Building, Room 2.04
Office hours: By appointment

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Nick Cass

Lecturer in Heritage and Contemporary Art, UG Admissions Tutor

  • Nick’s primary interest lies at the conjunction of museums, heritage and contemporary art practice; this stems from his interdisciplinary background as an artist and museum education officer.

Room 3.02, School of Fine Art
Office hours: By appointment

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Eva Frojmovic


Intersection between Jewish studies, art history, medieval studies, and postcolonial and feminist theories.

/ +44 (0)113 34 35197

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Helen Graham

University Research Fellow in Tangible and Intangible Heritage, Director, Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage

Helen’s current research explores questions of democracy and publicness through the technical, practical and ethical sites of co-production of knowledge and exhibits, of intellectual access to museums for people with learning difficulties and of copyright and informed consent.

/ 0113 3431224
Old Mining 105
Office hours: By appointment

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Abigail Harrison Moore

Senior Lecturer/Programme Director MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies/Deputy Head of School

Abigail teaches on museums, galleries and heritage and runs the masters programme in art gallery and museum studies. Her current research focuses on the decorative arts, specifically the Arts and Crafts Movement and furniture history and the art market in the inter-war years.

/ 0113 343 5281
Old Mining Building 1.06
Office hours: 8-10am Thursdays

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David Jackson

Professor of Russian and Scandinavian Art Histories

David's primary research interests reside in the socio-political interventions of realist and naturalist art in the formation of national identities in the Russian and Nordic nations, with specific expertise in exhibition curatorship and wider public dissemination of research in the museum/gallery domain.

/ 0113 343 5196
Old Mining Building, Room 205
Office hours: By appointment

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Catherine Karkov

Chair of History of Art and Head of School

Anglo-Saxon art, especially materialities and postcolonialities; gender and the body in late antique and early medieval culture; history and theory of the book; theories of text and image; intangible heritage.

/ 0113 343 5276
1.01 Old Mining
Office hours: By appointment

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Robert Knifton

University Academic Fellow in Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage

Robert's research focuses on the sensory environment of museums; digital collecting, popular culture, museums and archiving; defining heritage within shifting cultural ecologies; and the history and heritage of art education.

/ 0113 343 4257
School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, Room 1.13
Office hours: By Appointment

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Claudia Sternberg

Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies

Claudia’s research focuses on the representation of the First World War on film and how the war has been remembered in different countries. As a member of the Legacies of War Centenary project, she also works with individuals, communities and cultural organisations on World War One-related events and activities. View Full Profile.

/ 0113 343 5091
Room 3.20, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University Road
Office hours: Office hours: Thursdays, 11-12.00 (during teaching time) or by appointment

Rebecca Wade

Visiting Lecturer

Old Mining Building

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Mark Westgarth


After studying BA History of Fine & Decorative Art and MA Country House Studies at University of Leeds, I completed my PhD research, investigating the Emergence of the Antique and Curiosity Dealer in the first half of the nineteenth century, at the University of Southampton.  I was formerly Lecturer in Museum and Heritage Studies at the University of Salford, where I was Programme Director for the MA Museum & Heritage Studies, before taking up my current appointment at the University of Leeds.

/ 0113 343 9430
OMB 1.07
Office hours: Thursdays 2pm-3pm

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