The College associated with the Victoria and Albert Museum. Developed an expertise in design history, with a focus on eighteenth through to mid-twentieth century social and cultural history as observed in material culture; a special focus on the female role in society. • Trained in object handling, primary and secondary research and academic writing. • Worked in the research department of the V&A, a major British museum, for the duration of the program and gleaned an intimate understanding of how such a large museum works. • Delivered a dissertation of 30,000 words, with a focus on the importance and meaning of the debutante’s coming-out season through the material culture in Gilded Age New York. • Helped coordinate the History of Design display in the Royal College of Art Graduate Exhibition of 2015 and corresponding publication. • Organized with cohorts the end of year symposium at the Victoria and Albert Museum; compiled guest lists, fundraised and planned the reception.
Studying a variant of courses within this program provided me with the skills to be adaptable at researching and appreciating many art forms, periods and geographical variables within the context of Art History. Some of the courses within the program included the Shock of the Now, Surrealism, Photographic History and Theory, Performance Art Survey, Photography in Practice, French Painting in the Nineteenth Century, Art in the Eighteenth Century and Renaissance and Aesthetics of the Body. Gained practical and historical knowledge of photography having specialized part of my BA in both the theoretical and applied study of photography and dark room practices. At the end of the course I was put in charge of curating an exhibition within the School of Arts, showing the end results of the Photography and Darkroom course.
Conducted original research with primary and secondary resources in and around New York City.