Tiff Holland


Portrait of Tiff Holland

Originally from Staffordshire, I moved to Leeds to complete a practical BA Hons degree in contemporary dance at Leeds Beckett University. After completing those 3 years I found more of an interest in the background of the arts world, and in museum/gallery spaces, I found this MA fitted perfectly. I have found particular interest in exploring the various ways galleries/museums can be used and recently began researching the use of sensational exhibitions within them, with a focus on exhibits like ‘Sensations’ and ‘Body Worlds’ and the ethical, legal and contextual implications. 

Reflective Journal entry- Critical Issues in Culture module 
This is an entry from the end of the module, I took it as an opportunity to reflect on how I felt the first couple of modules went and how I felt about the course in general. I used it to provide not only that, but various issues/complexities that I found and what I was looking forward to the most in upcoming modules. 

Reflective Journal entry- Context for Culture module
This entry acted as a key information hub for an essay which compared various dance organisations around the UK and the ‘I am the Museum’ campaign that was based in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It investigated what was meant by the terms ‘access’ and ‘participation’ for these two very different case studies and their effectiveness in reaching more individuals. 

Dissertation Proposal 
This proposal is for research I am currently undertaking. Not only does it provide the provisional title, justification for the research and the various methods/methodology that will be used within the research, it enabled me to annotate sources and choose chapters/headings prior to writing. The research for this area is very wide so the proposal gave me a chance to see everything I had, narrow it down and create boundaries if needed before I began the writing process.