Summer success stories for History of Art students
13 September 2011
Staff involved with the BA (Hons) History of Art and Museum Studies programme are celebrating a series of successes this summer.
The programme gained outstanding student satisfaction results in the 2011 National Student Survey and graduating students have enjoyed the following successes:
Kate Murray has been awarded a rare and prestigious scholarship by the Arts and Humanities Research Council which will enable her to undertake an MA in Museums and Galleries in Education at the Institute of Education at the University of London. The scholarship will fund her full-time MA course, which commences this month, covering both tuition and maintenance fees.
Jessica Hoare is about to begin an MA in History of Art at the University of Bristol and has also been awarded a Research Preparation Masters Block Grant Studentship from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Jessica is simultaneously Assistant Curator at the Bo.lee. Gallery in Bath.
Emma Ashman and Elizabeth Heague are about to begin their Masters in Research in Art and Design at LJMU.
Stephen Burridge is a Rights Clearer at the Arts Council in London and also works at the London Serpentine Gallery.
Two recent graduate students are working for the Royal Art Collections.
Rebecca Leary was nominated for 'The British Museum Marsh Trust Volunteer Awards 2011' for her work for the National Trust, and she has just been shortlisted for the '5th Derbyshire Heritage Award - For Care and Development of a Collection' as a result of her work with Sudbury Hall in Derbyshire.
Martyn Coppell has been working for performance artist, Simon Fujiwara, in Berlin and is editing his upcoming Tate St. Ives catalogue. He also advises on Tate Modern's Performance Art programme in London.
Mariko Kishida-Thorpe has contributed to a new Liverpool University Press book and website about the Liverpool Playhouse. This work stems from a final-year assessed project that she did for her History of Art and Museum Studies degree.
Dr. Emma Roberts, Senior Lecturer in History of Art and Museum Studies commented:
"We are so proud of our students. They are using the skills and knowledge gained on the programme and achieving great things in a highly competitive market. The professional development provided on the programme enables students to engage with confidence in their chosen area of research and the world of work."
Pictured (top right); Kate Murray
Pictured (bottom left): Rebecca Leary