Taking the value of digitisation to Birmingham

Written by Sarah Gambell (PhD candidate in Information Studies). ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Working on my PhD, I’ve had a lot of practice developing my “elevator pitch” about what I actually study. Here we go… The abridged version of my research question is: “What is the tactical value of digitisation for the preservation of cultural heritage in conflict?” […]

Arts Grads – Profiles of Success & Resilience: March

Scottish-American Hustle Arts Grad: Suzanne Miller Course:  MSc, Museum Studies (Graduated 2012) Current Job: Nation Manager – Scotland, Help Musicians UK    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Origins Suzanne Miller is good at making friends.   These days, her network spans across the country as Nation Manager – Scotland for Help Musicians UK, the leading charity supporting British musicians through set-backs and towards their goals. Born […]

In Search of Veronica Franco

Written by Rose King (second year PhD student in History of Art, specializing in the representation and reception of women in 16th century Venetian art). ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Over the past year, I have been searching for a true likeness of the famous 16th century Venetian poet and courtesan, Veronica Franco. With the help of a Research […]

History on Screen: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Public History

Written by Alison Basil and Ross Kennedy ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ We hosted a one-off event entitled History on Screen on Wednesday 19 September, 2018, following a successful application for College of Arts’ Graduate School funding. The intention was to explore how history is presented to audiences through the medium of film and television. However, in doing so, we […]

Religious Dress in the Flesh

Exploring Religious Clothing through Interfaith Encounter A partnership event between Interfaith Glasgow, the University of Glasgow and St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art Funded by the University of Glasgow Chancellor’s Fund and the College of Arts. 26 August 2018 On a Sunday afternoon in August, 35 people from diverse religious and non-religious backgrounds […]

Smithsonian Institute Intern Stories: Tessa

Graduate Tessa Scheller talks about her internship with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. Programme: Art History: Collecting and Provenance in an International Context (MSc) Where were you based during your internship? From April to June 2018, I was an intern at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. I worked for the department of the Smithsonian […]

Arts Grads: Profiles of Success & Resilience – October

“Tiny, but mighty” Arts Grad: Anna-Maria N. Hand Course: MLitt – Art History: Dress & Textile Histories (Graduated 2014) Current Job:  Gallery Director & Collections Manager, Southern Vermont Art Centre Undergraduate Challenges A Gallery Director & Collections Manager before the age of 30, Anna-Maria N. Hand had a passion for historic fashion from the start. “I was the only little kid dressed up for Halloween like […]

Audience members standing on the stairs watching the closing performance of OINK TRAP under hangings created during the residency

History of Art building hosts artist residency

CRACK SQUAD OF SITU was a week-long takeover of the History of Art building at 8 University Gardens by MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) student Holly Knox Yeoman and artist Fritz Welch. Combining installation, wall drawings and video, the residency culminated in the performance of OINK TRAP – a graphic score of live experimental music, […]

Using Virtual and Augmented Reality Technology – A’ cleachdadh Teicneòlas Mas-fhìorachd & Teicneòlas Fìorachd Meudaichte‌

Professor of Philosophy Fiona Macpherson and research associate Neil McDonnell were awarded a grant of £15,000 from the University of Glasgow’s Knowledge Exchange Fund for an exciting new project on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VRAR). The project ran between January and March of 2017. Before we get carried away with what sounds like science […]

In/Human: The Body as Resource – A’ Bhodhaig mar Ghoireas

In/Human: The Body as Resource was a one-day event held in the newly opened Kelvin Hall on March 11th 2017. The event was the result of a collaboration between four students on the Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) Masters programme and The Hunterian. Lesley Young, a lecturer in History of Art at the University of Glasgow noted that […]