Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts & Communications

School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

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Abigail Harrison Moore

Head of School | Professor of Art History and Museum Studies

Professor Abigail Harrison Moore is the Head of the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies. She teaches on all aspects of museum, gallery and heritage studies and her research explores the significance of the Arts and Crafts Movement, furniture history and the art market. Her most recent publications include the book 'Fraud, Fakery and False Business; Re-thinking the Shrager v. Dighton 'Old Furniture Case'', (London and New York: Continuum, 2011). She works with schools across the UK and internationally, has worked with groups from year 3 to year 13, and has led the University's Extended Project Qualification activity to support the development of research skills.

/ 0113 343 5281
Room 111, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.
Office hours: Contact Helen Gill for appointments (h.r.gill@leeds.ac.uk)

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Chris Taylor

Deputy Head of School | Senior Lecturer in Fine Art

Chris Taylor is a practising artist, curator and publisher with specialist knowledge in the field of contemporary printmaking, artists' books and curation. He is particularly interested in the role of artists' books as primary medium within contemporary art practice and the relevance of the page and the book format as a vehicle for visual communication and audience development.

/ 0113 343 5198
University Road, Room 2.05
Office hours: By appointment

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Joanne Crawford

Director of Student Education | Lecturer in History of Art

French and American abstract art of the 1950s (specifically Rothko, Michaux and Wols), exploring how notions of death, as philosophical concept embedded within structures of aesthetics, informed production and subsequent 'readings' of abstract art.

/ 0113 34 31824

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Griselda Pollock

Director of Research I Professor of the Social & Critical Histories of Art

Feminist, social, queer and postcolonial interventions in the histories of art, trauma and cultural memory, representation of and after the Holocaust, 19th-c. to contemporary visual arts and film,  critical studies in contemporary art and curation (Documenta), Gender, Class and Visual Culture in the 1950s (Marilyn Monroe), Issues of Violence and Non-Violence in art and culture.

/ 0113 34 35267
Old Mining Building 2.02
Office hours: Tuesday 9.00 am-11.00pm

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Nick Cass

Lecturer in Heritage and Contemporary Art, UG Admissions Tutor

Nick's primary interest lies at the conjunction of museums, heritage and contemporary art practice; this stems from his interdisciplinary background as an artist and museum education officer.

/ 0113 343 7633
Room 3.02, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
Office hours: Wednesday 1.30 - 2.30

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Robert Smith

School Resources and Facilities Manager

/ 0113 34 31040
Room G12, Fine Art Building

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