Curation & Culture
Current student research degree projects in curation, conservation and culture.
View completed research degree projects in curation, conservation and culture.
How Italian fashion is collected, preserved and analysed: unfolding the relationship between scholarship and production in the establishment of fashion collections in Italy, 1995-2015.
A practice-based investigation of exhibition-making as a method to display contemporary gender-neutral fashion in museums and gallery spaces.
'Alla Greca'. A Historical, Cultural, and Historical Analysis of Greek-style Bookbindings in Renaissance Venice
RepairAbility: repair as pathway to sustainability for makers and users
Nostalgia and the Now: A critical and practice-based investigation into curating the juxtaposition of period film costume and contemporaneous fashion in an exhibition context
Bindings of Baskerville: study of the bindings found on John Baskerville’s editions in the British Isles and abroad (18th-19th century).
Manuscript fragments and the bindings from which they were removed – recording the evidence
Curating the fashion victim: establishing strategies for exhibition-making towards the presentation of fashion and humour in museums and galleries
How can a detailed material culture analysis of fashionable menswear wardrobes augment biographical and museological interpretations? A comparative analysis of three twentieth century menswear collections from the Victoria and Albert Museum.
This practice-based PhD examines a contemporary art curator as an ethical subject, and regards ethics from the viewpoint of philosophy and curatorial practice. Criticising the notion of ‘professional ethics’, understood as a set of generalised, externally provided principles that govern one's action, this PhD establishes an alternative perspective on ethics as co-constitutive with the practice of
How can immersive theatre techniques and costume practice interventions be employed to communicate the narratives of the Kate Elizabeth Bunce Collection through dress display?