Museum Studies at Leicester


2023/24 School of Museum Studies Seminars (Semester 1)

(In person and online: link for all below)

Weds 11 October (13.00-14.00), Collections Room/MS Teams: Dr Magdalena Buchczyk (School of Museum Studies British Academy Visiting Fellow, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) ‘Weaving knowledge in and out of the museum’
This seminar presentation focuses on a Berlin-based collection to explore the contributions of weaving knowledge to museum studies. Inspired by Haraway's notion of the cat's cradle, it argues for the potential of entangled, textural knowledge in rethinking the museum.

Weds 1 November (13.00-14.00), Collections Room/MS Teams: Dr Ammar Azzouz (British Academy Research Fellow, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford) discusses his new book Domicide: Architecture, War and the Destruction of Home in Syria (Bloomsbury). Dr Ammar Azzouz on Domicide

Weds 15 November (13.00-14.00), Collections Room/MS Teams: Lucrezia Gigante (School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester), ‘Place-based Public Programmes: A Model for Cultural Citizenship in Art Organisations’

Weds 29 November (13.00-14.00), Room ED AD13, Ground Floor, Education Seminar Room/MS Teams: Tara Munroe (CEO, Opal22) in conversation with Dr Stacy Boldrick (School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester) on curating Casta: The Origin of Caste, an exhibition about race and class in the paintings of Juan Rodríguez Juárez (1675-1728) at Leicester Museum & Art Gallery (16 September-3 December 2023). Tara Munroe on Caste: The Casta Paintings

Weds 13 December (13.00-14.00), Room ED AD13, Ground Floor, Education Seminar Room/MS Teams: Fabiana Dicuonzo (Visiting Postgraduate Research Fellow, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester and Gilbert Eastaugh study grant, CITCEM - University of Porto), ‘Museums as Meeting Places: Learning from Educational Spaces’
The seminar will present research conducted by architect Fabiana Dicuonzo in the framework of her PhD in Museology at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto. The research explores the educational potential of museum architecture, looking at the study, design, and spatial layout of liminal spaces in museums and schools and their role as meeting places.

Link to all Semester 1 seminars: Join on the web


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