History of Art Dissertation Prize 2012 awarded
22 May 2012
The History of Art programme Dissertation Prize 2012 has been been awarded to final-year student, Jessica Pepper. Jessica will graduate this summer and has applied to study a MA in either Conservation or Contemporary Curating.
The dissertation prize consisted of a £50 voucher for Amazon which will undoubtedly prove helpful to Jessica with her future studies. On receiving the prize Jessica stated, "It was such a lovely surprise and completely unexpected."
Jessica's dissertation was entitled, 'Fashion as Art? Can Clothing be Considered an Art Object?' The dissertation covered topics such as cloth being used as a surface for the display of art, garments as spectacle and theatre and the curating of clothes and accessories in museums and galleries. One of the garments discussed included a mussel shell bustier by Alexander McQueen and items by Elsa Schiaparelli.
The staff team agreed that Jessica’s prize was well-deserved. Programme Leader, Dr. Emma Roberts, said, "We congratulate Jessica heartily for her achievements and wish her continued success with her future postgraduate studies. This dissertation also shows that we encourage and appreciate study of history of art in the widest sense - to also include every form of design."