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I am a museologist, historian and literary theorist, studying the intersections between museums and other cultural media, including literature, drama and comics. I utilize novelistic and poetic forms and concepts to open up new ways of considering visitor experience in museum contexts, and literature as an analytical framework for understanding the construction and performance of museums. Drawing upon this study, I am looking at new ways to create more representative, inclusive, egalitarian, and intellectually open institutions.

I completed a PhD at the School of Museum Studies, Leicester, in 2013, and an MA in 2009. I have worked as a Collections Assessor, Research Assistant, Editor, and Docent, and have volunteered with the Galleries of Justice Museum, the Ashmolean Museum, and the Royal Shakespeare Company Collections. I am a member of the Museum Ethnographers Group (MEG), the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Ethnography (ICME), and work as editor for Museum & Society, and the Best in Heritage Projects of Influence Award.

Education/Academic qualification

Arts & Social Sciences, PhD, University of Leicester

Sep 200910 Jul 2013

Arts & Social Sciences, Masters Degree, University of Leicester

Sep 2008Sep 2009

Arts & Social Sciences, Masters Degree, UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

Oct 2003Jul 2007

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carnival Social Sciences
interdisciplinarity Social Sciences
specialization Social Sciences
academy Social Sciences
museum Social Sciences
Values Social Sciences
transdisciplinary Social Sciences
humor Social Sciences

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Research Output 2012 2018


Walklate, J., 13 Sep 2018, The Contemporary Museum: Shaping Museums for the Global Now. Knell, S. (ed.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Contemporary museum

Heterotopia or Carnival Site? Rethinking the Ethnographic Museum

Walklate, J., 1 Jul 2018, In : Museum Worlds. 6, 1, p. 32-47 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Museum Studies

What if this present were the world's last night? Simultaneity and Interval in the Temporal Museum

Walklate, J., 2015, Transtechnology Research: O/A Papers. Vol. 4.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Material World
Physical Environment