Association for Art History | Professional Development Day

7 March 2019
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London
Tickets: Member £12/ Concessions £15/ Standard £18 (includes lunch and refreshments)

Our new one-day event will offer professional advice, insights and career development opportunities, for those at a doctoral, post-doctoral and early career stage.  This event is aimed at people working within arts, art history, curating and other cultural fields. The day will cover topics such as applying for grants and funding, post-doc and fellowship applications, publishing, engaging with the media, managing your own comms and social media profiles, as well as introducing a new peer-to-peer mentoring scheme.


10.00 – 10.15: Registration. Teas & Coffee

10.15 – 10.20: Welcome and Introduction

10.20 – 11.20: Funding, Fellowships & Grants

How to apply for postdocs and fellowship, and write successful funding bids. Speakers:

  • Chloe Jeffries, Grant Writer, University of Manchester
  • Thomas Bray, Wellcome Trust
  • Alison Clark, Early Career Researcher

11.20 – 12.20: Publishing

How to effectively turn research into articles and books. Open access, copyright and licensing for images. Speakers include:

  • Jeanne Nuechterlein, Deputy Editor, Art History
  • Baillie Card, Editor, Paul Mellon Centre

12.20 – 12.30 comfort break

12:30 – 13:30 Navigating teaching and education

How to prepare and teach courses. Tips on preparing reading lists; negotiating workload and juggling research, writing and studio work with teaching; teaching in a museum and gallery context. Speakers:

  • Jennifer Sliwka, Kings College London
  • Katie Faulkener, Courtauld Institute and University of Warwick
  • Matthew Cornford, artist and course leader for Fine Art Critical Practice, University of Brighton

13:30 – 14:15 Lunch and Networking

14:15 – 15:30 Advancing and developing your professional skills

Professional skills and development beyond your research or practice. Case  studies, professional stories, and development advice for areas such as TV, social media and professional comms. Speakers include:

  • Danielle Thom, Curator of Making, The Museum of London
  • Caroline Campbell, Head of the Curatorial Department, The National Gallery
  • Ferren Gipson, Art Matters podcast and Art UK social media

15:30  16:00 Soft Launch of the Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Scheme and Discussion

16:00  Closing remarks and thanks.

16:30 Drinks at a local pub.

Pre-book your tickets via our Eventbrite page.

This event is organised by our Doctoral and Early Career Research (DECR) committee. You can find out more about our DECR committee and keep up to date with DECR network news.