New lecturers join Museum Studies

The School is delighted to welcome two new members of staff, Isobel Whitelegg and Stacy Boldrick. Isobel is an art historian, lecturer and curator. She specialised in Latin American Art at the University of Essex and has published widely on the international reception of art from Latin America. Prior to joining the School of Museum Studies, Isobel was Course Director for the MA in Curating at Chelsea College of Art and Design and a member of the TrAIN Research Centre, University of the Arts London. More recently she was Liverpool John Moores University Research Curator at the Tate Research Centre and Head of Nottingham Contemporary’s Public Programme. Isobel’s teaching focuses on contemporary art institutions, including museums of contemporary art as well as non-collecting types such as art centres, and biennials.

Stacy has joined the School of Museum Studies as a Lecturer after eight and a half years as Curator of Research and Interpretation at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. She writes about contemporary and medieval art and iconoclasm, and has undertaken freelance curatorial work for museums and galleries such as Tate Britain and Aberdeen Art Gallery. Curatorial collaborations range from Wonder: Painted Sculpture from Medieval England (Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 2002; co-curated with David Park and Paul Williamson) to Art under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm (Tate Britain, 2013; co-curated with Tabitha Barber). Publications include Iconoclasm: Contested Objects, Contested Terms (Ashgate, 2007; co-edited with Richard Clay) and Striking Images: Iconoclasms Past and Present (Ashgate, 2013; co-edited with Leslie Brubaker and Richard Clay). She has been an Honorary Fellow in History of Art, University of Edinburgh/Edinburgh College of Art since 2007.

Stacy and Isobel will both be teaching on the School’s MA in Art Museum and Gallery Studies, supervising PhD students as well as making broader contributions across the School’s research and professional development activities.