Welcome to the newly formed Museum and Art Gallery Society. We are a Departmental Society open to anyone that has an interest in the world of art, museums and culture.
The aim of the society is to:
- Represent UG and PG students studying Museum, Arts and Heritage focused courses
- Provide a place for those who are interested in this field to visit arts and cultural institutions together
- Create a space for like-minded people to have discussions about the sector and current critical thinking
- Generate career opportunities through networking events, socials and guest speakers
We're fortunate to have a wide variety of culture and art right here on campus to study and enjoy, including a Public Art Trail of sculpture, as well as the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery and the newly opened Treasures of Brotherton.
Did you know? The sculpture on top of the Man Made Fibres Building (opposite the Refectory) was designed by Mitzi Cunliffe, who also designed the Bafta award.
As part of the MA Museum and Art Gallery Studies course, students researched, coordinated and curated two exhibitions within the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery and produced a Public Art Trail pack designed for families on campus.
Leeds and Yorkshire is a fantastic area to live, as there are so many galleries and museums, not only in the city but also a short bus, car or train journey, to experience and embrace culture and heritage. It’s a great way to get to know your city, especially if you are new to the area or looking to discover something new.
The society will coordinate and lead trips to local attractions, looking where possible to keep costs down, researching sites with low entrance, discounts for students and groups, as well as utilising public transport.
Let us know where you’d like to visit and we can look to organise a trip.
As the Society develops and grows, our future aspirations are to run trips further a field (Manchester, Newcastle, London) and potentially abroad to places of great cultural importance (Rome, Berlin).