Dr Matthew Partington

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  • Qualifications:Ph.D.
  • Position:Deputy Head of Department (Art & Design)
  • Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE)
  • Telephone:+4411732 84746
  • Email:Matthew.Partington@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

I am the Associate Head of Department (Design) in the School of Art and Design. I am mainly based at Bower Ashton City Campus and lead on postgradaute taught provision in the department. I line manage staff on the following programmes: Interior Design (BA hons), Fashion Textiles (BA hons), MA/MFA Curating, MA Design and MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking.

I was programme manager for the MA/MFA in Curating from 2014-2021. I am a V&A Visiting Fellow http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/r/research-department/

My other academic interests include applied arts and crafts history; using video as an oral history research methodology and research ethics in the arts.

Area of expertise

  • I was Chair of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education Research Ethics Committee from 2007-2015.

  •  I am a member of the Museums and Galleries History Group and the Museums Association.

  • I am a founding member of the ‘Interpreting Ceramics’ Journal.
  • My Ph.D. was in the field of Design History and looked at the design and social history of London coffee bars during the 1950s.


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