Frances Crossley
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Frances Crossley

Researcher / Project AdministratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Frances Crossley

Researcher / Project AdministratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Hi, my name is Fran Crossley. Most recently, I have just finished contributing to the AHRC-funded research project "Fashion Interpretations: Dress, Medium & Meaning” (Courtauld Institute of Art / London College of Fashion) as the project's AHRC Networking Project Administrator. "Fashion Interpretations" is an international, interdisciplinary network that focuses on the ways modern and contemporary fashion is continually reinterpreted through varied mediums. To learn more, please visit: sites.courtauld.ac.uk/fashioninterpretations/ To read my own articles for the project, go to: sites.courtauld.ac.uk/fashioninterpretations/author/fcrossley/ For the past five years, I have also gained unparalleled experience as a researcher at the Richard Green Gallery, London, in their Modern & Post-War department. In this position I worked diligently to uphold the company’s renowned standards of excellence with regards to my research, in the production of high-quality copy and in sourcing thorough provenance, exhibition and literature histories for new acquisitions. I also provided research on potential new acquisitions, assisted in stocking-in new works and produced individually-tailored information packages for all works. In July 2019, I gained an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art with a specialised focus in the documentation of fashion through various forms of visual media. I am currently looking for opportunities in either the fashion or art industries to broaden the experience I have already gained. I am incredibly motivated to diversify my writing experience, for new and challenging workspaces; and to better hone by skills in curation. I also have a great amount of experience in building and curating social media accounts. Due to my education and working experience, I am extremely familiar with writing towards a deadline and readily motivated to meet high standards with fluency in my writing and in the production of accessible content.
Projects
  • "Fashion Interpretations" Symposium
    "Fashion Interpretations" SymposiumThe symposium took place online across five nights (30 November - 4 December 2020), showcasing the work of participants in The Courtauld/London College of Fashion AHRC-funded Fashion Interpretations: Dress, Medium & Meaning networking project led by Rebecca Arnold and Judith Clark. Each evening, project members presented aspects of their individual and joint research into fashion and medium, exploring specific case studies from our perspectives as dress and film historians, artists, writers and
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    Research AssociateLuxury Recruit
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Partnering with and assisting Luxury Recruit’s CEO and Senior Consultants in all aspects of the company’s search processes, including: - Business development initiatives - Managing the execution and direction of research - Search strategy development - Role specification and candidate development - Candidate interviews, assessment and presentation - Referencing - Client management.
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    Research AssistantSelf Employed
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    - Apr 2020: Conducted research for a catalogue essay to be featured in an upcoming 2021 MoMu Antwerp exhibition by Dr Rebecca Arnold. - Oct 2020 - Feb 2021: Coordinated research material for Dr Rebecca Arnold's current book project, "Documenting Fashion: Modernity and Image in America, 1920-60". - Feb 2021 - present: Freelance Research Associate for Luxury Recruit. Partnering with and assisting Luxury Recruit’s CEO and Senior Consultants in all aspects of the company’s search processes, including: business development initiatives; managing the execution and direction of research; search strategy development; role specification and candidate development; candidate interviews, assessment and presentation; referencing; and client management.
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Skills
  • Academic Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Research Writing
  • Art Writing
  • Historical Research
  • Fashion Research
  • Archival Research
  • Social Content
  • Arts Research
  • Art Journalism
Education
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    M.ACourtauld Institute of Art
     - Strand, London WC2R 0RN, UK
    MA in History of Art: "Documenting Fashion: Modernity, Films and Image in America and Europe, 1920-1960" with Dr Rebecca Arnold (Senior Lecturer in History of Dress & Textiles). Thesis title: "Copy Rights: How the Practice of Copying Manifested in Opposing, Early-Twentieth Century Fashion Systems". This course comprises two elements – a grounding in key theories, methodologies and approaches to studying dress history and fashion studies, followed by a unique opportunity to analyse American and European fashion and identity during the interwar, war and early Cold War periods.
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    BACourtauld Institute of Art
     - Strand, London WC2R 0RN, UK
    Special course modules: “Image, Object, World: American Art 1945-1975”, “Reassembling Modernism: Artists’ Networks in Europe: 1909-1960”, and “Le Corbusier: Opposing Categories”. BA dissertation subject: "A Billy Doo dedicated to the Queering of the Contemporary British Male Identity, As articulated through the Spring/Summer 2018 Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY collection: ‘PORTRAIT OF A LOVERBOY’" which discussed how the British male identity is being markedly queered within contemporary, visual culture.