INDIA TEAM, National Museum Institute, New Delhi
Dr Manvi Seth
My name is Manjari Agrawal and I am working as a Research Fellow in the Department of Museology, National Museum Institute, New Delhi, India. I obtained my Masters in Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art after graduating in Fine Arts (Painting) from Government College of Art, Chandigarh. I am also a Ph.D scholar at the National Museum Institute and my research topic concerns Preventive Conservation in the context of Indian Museums.
My work in the Museology department involves teaching preventive conservation, research for education & exhibition, content design & illustration, co-ordination for National and International workshops and seminars.
UK TEAM, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester
Dr Sandra Dudley
My name is Margarida Melo and I am a Distance Learning PhD student at the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. I work as a part-time learning officer/mediator at the Orient Museum in Lisbon, Portugal. I have a degree in History and my doctoral research has been looking into visitors’ engagement with museums, namely, exploring adult visitors’ sustained engagement and participation in Portuguese local museums. I am also interested in qualitative methodologies applied to museological research, particularly Narrative Inquiry.
My name is Alex Woodall and I am a PhD researcher in the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. My work explores sensory and imaginative engagements with objects in art galleries, and is based on over 10 years working within learning and interpretation roles in a variety of settings, including Manchester Art Gallery. I have also been a secondary school teacher and originally studied Theology. I am a Freelance Interpretation Consultant, and am a Trustee and Director for the UK Group for Education in Museums (GEM).
My name is Oonagh Quigley and I am a PhD researcher in the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester. My PhD research seeks to enhance existing understandings of visitor engagements with displays in social history museums, utilising a phenomenological approach. I have studied and working in the museum field since 2007 and my passion is developing exhibitions and public programs that invite people to engage with the past.