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Professor Fiona Candlin

BA (Leeds), MA (Sussex), PhD (Keele)
Professor of Museology

Fiona Candlin is Programme Director for the MA Museum Cultures, teaches on BA and MA History of Art, and supervises doctoral students working on museums and display.

Candlin has published widely on various aspects of museums – most recently, on curation, collections, and architecture in grass roots micromuseums.  She co-edited The Object Reader with Raiford Guins, and is the author of Art, Museums, and Touch and Micromuseology: An analysis of small independent museums. Candlin also collaborates with the Bishopsgate Institute Library and Archives on the Micromuseums Archive, and has recently won AHRC funding to run a large-scale research project entitled ‘Mapping Museums: The history and geography of the UK independent sector 1960-2020’.

She has also been awarded research grants from the Arts and Humanities Research council, the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, and the Economic and Social research Council.

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Department of History of Art
School of Arts
Birkbeck, University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD