MA Arts and Cultural Management
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.
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.