- Year 1: Modernism
- Year 2: Landmarks of Western Visual Cultures, 1930s to the present; Inside the Gallery; Research Techniques
- Final year: Contemporary Art and Postcolonialism
- Critical Approaches, 40 credits (2001-2011)
- Research Training, 20 credits (2009-2012)
- Curating Research, 40 credits (2010-2012)
This module involved the curating an exhibition. The following were held at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham (since 2012 in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, London):
2012, 25 May-27 Aug. Facing the Music. Twentieth-Century Portraits of British Composers
2011, 27 May-29 Aug. Tennis Memorabilia (with loans from a private collection)
2010, 10 June-1 Aug. Print Power
For further information and annual exhibitions since 2012, see http://barber.org.uk/exhibitions/
The overwhelming positive response to the module ‘Curating Research’ led to the design and introduction of the MA programme ‘Art History and Curating’ introduced in 2014.
Furthermore, fuelled by my research on exhibitions manifested in publications, conference contributions (papers and session convening), by supervising dissertations and research theses on histories of exhibitions and galleries (for details of both see below), and by designing and teaching the undergraduate module ‘Inside the Gallery’ led to exhibitions and curating becoming a central strand for the entire department so that it was renamed ‘Art History, Curating and Visual Studies’ in 2015.
In 2015/16 (winter semester) I applied parts of the model of this MA programme to that offered by a university in Germany. I initiated, designed and co-conducted the exhibition placement programme for the art museums in Erfurt, Germany as part of the Master programme Sammlungsbezogene Wissens- und Kulturgeschichte (Knowledge and Cultural History through Collections), University of Erfurt, Germany (see for the programme: https://www.uni-erfurt.de/studium/studienangebot/master/swk/).
In 2015 and 2016 students were involved in preparing the exhibition Performing Bodies. Raum und Zeit bei Meister Eckhart und in Videoinstallationen von Taery Kim / Performing Bodies. Space and Time in Meister Eckhart and Video Installationen of Taery Kim, Galerie Waidspeicher (Michaelisstr. 10, 99084 Erfurt, Germany, http://www.galerie-waidspeicher.de/home/).
The forerunner of the exhibitions mentioned above under ‘Curating Research’ was the annual PG exhibition of the department, each mentored by another member of staff as a voluntary undertaking, though without any programme credits for the students; this, in turn, was initiated by the 2005 show Art and Migration the first exhibition at the department curated by postgraduate and undergraduate students (primarily led by Dr Jennifer Powell, at the time a PhD student under the supervision of Dr Jutta Vinzent). Different from the exhibitions as part of the module, which only have a pamphlet published (2-paged folded A3-size), these exhibitions came with an exhibition catalogue; here is the list of these:
2009 - Building the Future. Birmingham’s Architectural Story, 5-18 June 2009 (under the mentorship of David Hemsoll and with loans from the RBSA, Birmingham); David Hemsoll (ed.), Building the Future (with contributions by David Hemsoll, Hazel Weston, Barbara Forgarty, Amy Shulman, Lucy Blackford, Richard Horley, Victoria Jones, Tamsin Foulkes, Elizabeth Moore, Georgina Webb-Dickin and Tess Radcliffe), Birmingham: Barber Institute of Fine Arts, 2009, 30 pp
2008 - Publicity and Perversity. The English Satirical Print, 1750-1950, June 2008 (under the mentorship of Dr Camilla Smith); Camilla Smith (ed.), Publicity and Perversity. The English Satirical Print, 1750-1950 (with contributions by Naomi Blackbourn, John Blythe, Guanyu Li, Samantha McElroy, Elizabeth Moore, Fran Schneider, Katrin Seyler and Danielle Thom), Birmingham: Barber Institute of Fine Arts, 2008, 20 pp
2007 - Art and the Periodical. An Exhibition of Modern Magazines, 8-13 June 2007 (under the mentorship of Dr Francesca Berry); Francesca Berry (ed.), Art and the Periodical. An Exhibition of Modern Magazines (with contributions by Nellie Gilson, Antonia Grousdanidou, Natalie Jones, Chad Morris, Emily Porter-Salmon, Katrin Seyler and John Tepe), Birmingham: Barber Institute of Fine Arts, 2007, 47 pp
2006 - Travel by the Book, June 2006 (under the mentorship of Dr Richard Clay); Richard Clay (ed.), Travel by the Book (with contributions by Susan Rasmussen, Allan Reynolds, Camilla Smith and Caroline Walker), Birmingham: George Bell Institute, 2006, 88 pp and 15 b.&w. illustrations
2005 - Art and Migration, 11-15 July 2005 (under the mentorship of Dr Jutta Vinzent); Jennifer Powell and Jutta Vinzent, Art and Migration. Art Works by Refugee Artists from Nazi Germany in Britain, Birmingham: George-Bell-Institute (Humanitas Subsidia Series, 2), 142 pp with 24 illustrations (second, revised edition published as Visual Journeys: Art in Exile in Britain, Chichester: George Bell Institute, 2008, 143 pp with 24 illustrations