Work with Leeds Museums and Galleries

The Cultural Institute has partnered with Leeds Museums and Galleries to launch a new cross-disciplinary research fund open to academics at the University.

The scheme aims to enable academics to undertake small research projects inspired by Leeds Museums and Galleries’ collections. Containing over one million objects, they are some of the best outside of London with a number of collections designated as national significance status.

This fund hopes to encourage small but beneficial partnerships with a wide range of academic disciplines. The Cultural Institute aims to make eight awards of £500 each which you can find more about on the University's webpages.

Staff interested in developing a research project are invited to the workshop, Applying for cross-disciplinary research grants with Leeds Museums and Galleries, on Wednesday 15 November, between 2-4pm at Level 11, Astbury Building.

At the workshop, you will have the chance to meet curators who manage the collections, and the Cultural Institute team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about applying.

An indicative list of curators you may meet includes:

  • Kitty Ross, Curator, Social History
  • Antonia Lovelace, Curator, World Cultures
  • John McGoldrick, Curator, Industrial History
  • Theodore Wilkins, Assistant Curator, Fine Art
  • Rachel Conroy, Curator, Temple Newsam
  • Lucy Moore, First World War curator (accompanied by Tejshvi Jain, an Indian museum professional visiting us through a Nehru fellowship)
  • Rebecca Wade, Assistant Curator, Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute
  • Nigel Walsh Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art.

If you're interested in attending the event, please register via Eventbrite

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