BICC Cultural Engagement with the British Library
In October 2015, Amy Jane Barnes will commence a three month BICC Cultural Engagement Partnership at the British Library. During the course of this project she will catalogue the Library’s collection of Chinese propaganda posters, as well as investigate opportunities for its digitisation and display online.
Prior to this appointment, Amy was employed by the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester as a Research Associate and has, in the past, worked in various capacities within the School and the wider University, and as a freelance researcher, curator and editor.
She completed her AHRB/C-funded PhD in the School of Museum Studies in 2009 and graduated in 2010. She has a background in Asian Art History and was formerly Curatorial Assistant at the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art (2000—1).
Amy’s doctoral research looked at the collection, interpretation and display of the visual culture of the Chinese Cultural Revolution in British museums. A monograph, Museum Representations of Maoist China, which is based on this work, was published last year (2014) by Ashgate. In addition to a number of other writing projects, she is currently collaborating on the development of a Leicester Reader in Heritage and Interpretation.