Dr Nick Cass

Dr Nick Cass


I am an artist and lecturer. I have extensive exhibiting and teaching experience in a wide range of contexts. I have worked for Leeds Museums and Galleries and the Royal Armouries as an Education Officer; I have also worked freelance for a variety of museums in the north of England including Tate Gallery Liverpool, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Museum of Science and Industry and Hull Museums. Prior to teaching at Leeds University, I was a Lecturer in Visual Communication at Leeds Arts University.

My art practice inhabits a perceptual space between sculpture and collage, and draws influence from both traditional printmaking techniques and contemporary technologies.


  • Director of Student Education

Research interests

My primary interest lies at the conjunction of museums, heritage and contemporary art practice; this stems from my interdisciplinary background as an artist and museum education officer.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD Museum Studies
  • MA Contemporary Art Practice
  • PGCE Junior Education
  • BA Fine Art

Student education

I teach within both the Fine Art and Museum Studies area of the school.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>