Approved: 11.04.2014

Adam Davison

Art historian, Arts administrator, Curator, Writer

Approved: 11.04.2014

Having completed a BA in Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester in which my final dissertation explored art examining industrial identity within the post-industrial city, I have since undertaken an MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies, also at the University of Manchester, with a desire to gain experience and work in roles leaning towards curating. One recent curatorial project

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Biography

Having completed a BA in Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester in which my final dissertation explored art examining industrial identity within the post-industrial city, I have since undertaken an MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies, also at the University of Manchester, with a desire to gain experience and work in roles leaning towards curating. One recent curatorial project was a group display 'Out of the Woods' at Manchester Museum as part of the ‘Collecting Trees’ exhibition in 2013. My current Masters thesis looks at display and reception of audio culture within the art gallery and museum context. Writing roles include contributions towards Manchester Wire, an online cultural guide as well as various features for arts and cultures blogs. Experience within heritage roles include working as part of the 'Unearthing the Past' project at Groundwork Oldham and Rochdale in 2013 as well as a role as a Heritage Assistant at the Museum of Medicine and Health at Manchester University in 2014.

CV & Education

EDUCATION:

University of Manchester

 MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies (Currently Studying)

 BA (Hons) History of Art and Visual Studies (2.1)

Durham Johnston Sixth Form (Durham)

 September 2006 – June 2008: 3 A2 Levels

 Sociology (A), Fine Art (A), English (C)

EMPLOYEMENT HISTORY:

  •  Heritage Assistant (Museum of Medicine and Health, University of Manchester) January 2014 – March 2014

A temporary role working with museum professionals in a storage relocation project. The role required excellent object handling skills as well as archiving skill as various objects, including 19th century medical instruments and equipment were packed, moved and redisplayed within the museum.

  • Unearthing the Past, Heritage Volunteer, (Groundwork, Oldham and Rochdale) October 2012  - March 2013 (Voluntary)

Working alongside professional archaeologists with the aim to investigate and promote the heritage of a 19th century coal mining site in Oldham with the view to publicise and archive archaeological findings through discovering artefacts whilst engaging the local community.

EXHIBITIONS:

Out of the Woods, Manchester Museum, December 2013 - April 2014

An exhibition exploring different ways people interact with, relate to, and benefit from trees.