Research in the Centre for Curatorial Studies (CCS)
Doctoral Research (PhD/MPhil)
CCS welcomes applications for full-time and part-time PhD and MPhil research within the fields of contemporary curatorial practice and theory as well as contemporary museology.
If you would like to find out more about supervision for PhD or MPhil study in CCS or talk about your research proposal please feel free to contact the CCS academic staff team:
Please contact our Postgraduate Research Administrator, Wendy Williams in the first instance for details.
Current Research Activities
The Centre for Curatorial Studies is pleased to announce a
collaborative initiative with the École du Louvre:
The Modalities of Museology and Curating: Where to Next?
Round table discussion to be held at the
Festival de l’histoire de l’art, Fountainebleau, 31 May to 2 June, 2013
- Dominique de Font-Réaulx, chief curator, Musée du Louvre,
Director of Musée Delacroix and Professor at the Ecole du Louvre
- Michaela Giebelhausen, Director of the Centre for Curatorial Studies,
Nicholas Humphrey, Coordinator of the Tudor and
Gallery Team, British Galleries
-Sophie Mouquin, Director of Studies, École du Louvre
and Associate Professor in Art History, University Charles de Gaulle
- Gennaro Toscano, Head of Studies, Department of curators, Director of research
and scientific relations, Institut National du Patrimoine
This roundtable has grown out of the recent collaboration
of the École du Louvre and the Centre for Curatorial Studies at the University of Essex. It aims at probing the different
approaches to museology and curating in the UK
Over the last three decades, the UK has seen a proliferation of
museum studies and curatorial courses. In France, such curricula exist mainly
(but, we may add, almost only) at the École du Louvre for students and at the
Institut National du Patrimoine for curators.
The participants of the roundtable will reflect on the
historical conditions which shaped the study of these subjects, both in the UK and in France. They will also discuss the
fascinating interdependencies of the related yet separate fields of museology
and curating, and debate current developments as well as future opportunities
and desiderata, especially in the field of research.
Last updated: 28 February 2013.