Funded PhD opportunities
The Museum is currently advertising two fully funded (fees and maintenance) AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards.
The first CDA, funded by the South West and Wales DTP, will examine ‘Women in the Royal Air Force: Gender, Sexuality and Contemporary Britain’. The project will be supervised by Dr Grace Huxford (University of Bristol), Professor Richard Toye (University of Exeter).
Full details are available from the SWW website: https://www.sww-ahdtp.ac.uk/prospective-students/apply/collaborative-doctoral-award-projects-2022
The second CDA, funded by the Northern Bridges DTP, will examine ‘Museum Exhibitions ‘in Flight’: Displaying & Conserving Aircraft as Suspended Objects’. Supervised by Professor Andrew Newman and Professor Gui Yun Tan at Newcastle University, the project will research the exhibition and installation of aircraft, and other large objects, in long-term or permanent suspension.
The research consists of two, mutually reinforcing sections. The first considers the history and design practice of these installations, and their relevance to visitor experience, utilising a national collection as a primary case study. The second will establish methods for monitoring suspended objects in-situ to ensure the object’s integrity over time. Drawing these together with an understanding of organisational change, the project will address a deficit in collections management/conservation research and practices with relevance for museums in the UK and internationally.
Full details are available on the Northern bridges website at http://www.northernbridge.ac.uk/studentships/cda/ under the subheading ‘Projects Now Recruiting for Entry in October 2022’.