Leading Research from the University of Leeds
PhD student Arran Rees will begin an International Placement Scheme Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution beginning June 2020. This fellowship is a continuation of the partnership between the British Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Smithsonian Institution.
As a former curator and collections management professional in various museums in South Wales and London, Arran is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds
Arran’s project is titled Developing a historiography of museum digital collecting practices. This doctoral research will investigate the digital collection practices of the world’s leading museum institutions. His research will take place with the Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA).
The University of Leeds School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies recently published an article about Arran and his research, which you can read here.