Research in the Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage intersects museums and heritage studies, cultural theory and history. In our research theme for 2015/6, The Status of Inclusion, we seek to focus on the subtlety and complexity of practices of engagement, access and inclusion. We will do this through drawing on a wide range of conceptual resources that will help us test and challenge the political uses and affects of any clear demarcation between professionals and communities, between inside and outside – and even between things, buildings and people.
Centre staff and research students are currently conducting a wide range of research projects. Ongoing work includes:
Co-producing cultural policy
Hunslet and Holbeck Heritage Project
In the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time
Legacies of War: Culture and the Arts
Nordic Art. The Modern Breakthrough.
Professor David Jackson, Hannah Heilmann, Jan Cox
Performing the Past
The 20th Century Antique Trade: a cultural geography
The Period Room: Museum, Material, Experience
The Visionary Cross Project