Interpretations 2022 – online exhibitions

MA students from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies have curated eight new online exhibitions using a range of open access collections.

The exhibitions have been developed as part of Interpretations — a core module for students taking MA courses in Art Gallery and Museum Studies and Arts Management and Heritage Studies. Using an action learning approach, students are supported to learn about object research, interpretive practice, text writing, visual communication and marketing.

Visit the exhibitions

Full details and links to each of the eight online exhibitions curated by our MA students can be found here:

A Woman’s Duty — Challenging the Idealization of the Dutch Home
Rijksmuseum collection

Click & Collect: an online exploration of collecting at the museum and on the mantelpiece
Getty Museum collection

Fragile Survivors
York Museums Trust collection

In a Heartbeat: War as Catalyst for Innovation
Science Museum Group collection (online)

Mental Health: Misunderstanding and Mistreatment
Wellcome Collection

My Body is My Own! The Female Form and Body Autonomy
The Metropolitan Museum of Art collection

The Fashion of Convention
Smithsonian open access

Under Sight
Yale Center for British Art collections online

See also the the Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage website.

Feature image

From left:

Window Glass, 1335. Copyright York Museums Trust.

Detail from Detraining in England, by Claude Shepperson, 1914–1918, from series ‘Tending the wounded’. Crayon lithograph, 38.5x51cm, in gilt and black frame 58x68x3cm. 1980-910 Pt4, Science Museum Group Collection Online.