Don’t miss our Arts and Cultural Heritage event for researchers!
By Sophia Donaldson, on 7 May 2019
Here are the details of a not-to-be-missed event just for PhDs and Research Staff:
Title: UCL Careers Employer-led Forum: Careers in Arts & Cultural Heritage
Date: Thursday 23rd May 2019
Location: Seminar Room, UCL Careers, 4th Floor, Student Central, Malet Street, London
The aim of this event is to help PhD students and other researchers with their career planning by providing an opportunity to hear from, and network with, employers from the Arts & Cultural Heritage sectors who are PhD holders themselves.
Our guest speakers, from Historic Royal Palaces, British Museum and Battersea Arts Centre, will offer tips on how researchers can use their qualifications and experiences to enter this field, as well as giving information about their sector.
Participating in this event will enable you to:
- Gain awareness of career options for researchers in the Arts and Cultural Heritage sectors
- Engage with professionals from within these sectors with Q&A and informal networking
- Understand how to use your qualifications and experience to your advantage in this field
This event is open to all research students and research staff with an interest in this area.
Dr Meg Peterson: Project Manager for Research & Partnerships at Battersea Arts Centre
Meg Peterson, Ph.D. is the Founder of 21 Artists, a company focused on fostering, documenting and evaluating art and social change through artist development, social impact evaluation and consultancy. Meg is also the Project Manager for Research & Partnerships at Battersea Arts Centre, working to foster learning and collaboration through exchange programmes, research projects, courses, workshops and seminars with universities and other institutions along with designing and managing the social impact evaluation for various social change programmes. She has just completed her degree at the University of Exeter’s Business School researching cultural entrepreneurship, combining business model innovation with social entrepreneurship and cultural policy to develop a new model for innovative value creation in the creative industries. Meg also works as a practising illustrator, painter and photographer to augment the work she does as a curator, evaluator and academic.
Dr Helen Anderson: Project Curator, British Museum
Helen Anderson has a background in Archaeology, Anthropology and Art History from the University of East Anglia, gaining her doctorate in art and neuroscience in 2010. Following her PhD she worked as a Research Officer at the Rock Art Research Institute at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg before taking up a post at the British Museum working on a four year digital humanities project in African Rock Art. She is currently working as a Project Curator in the Africa department at the British Museum with a focus on the early photographic archives from West Africa.
Dr Constantina Vlachou-Mogire: ACR Conservation Science Manager for Historic Royal Palaces
Constantina worked for 10 years in Greece in object conservation before moving to the UK to do a PhD at University of Bradford, focusing on the production of late Roman coins using analytical and experimental archaeology techniques. In her current role as Conservation Science Manager for Historic Royal Palaces Constantina is responsible for the planning and execution of research projects informing the preservation of the diverse objects and interiors of the Palaces. This is primarily a cross disciplinary work involving bringing arts and science together and collaborating with colleagues from different departments within the organisation or external partners such as UCL. Constantina is also a Trustee of the National Heritage Science Forum and since 2010 has been member of the BSI Committee B/560 Conservation of Tangible Cultural Heritage.
Booking information for Research Staff
Bookings for this event must be made using the myUCLCareers booking system – you will not be able to book via DocSkills.
Booking information for Research Students
You can book through the DocSkills Employer-led careers events page