Dr Ana Baeza Ruiz is Curator at the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (Middlesex University).
Ana's research has explored 20th-century public art museums in the UK to understand changing professional and policy discourse and practice locally and nationally. She is also interested in the study of the institutional cultures of museums in relation to debates about publicness, equality and diversity. She has published articles in International Journal of Cultural Studies, Museum History Journal, and International Journal of Heritage Studies. Ana's twitter account is available here @abaeza90.
Her qualifications are:
2017 PhD in Museum Studies, University of Leeds and National Gallery, London
2012 MA Architectural History, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (UCL)
2011 BA History of Art with Material Studies, UCL
English (native), Spanish (native), French (fluent)
Learning & Teaching Interests
Ana's main teaching interests concern the histories and practices of museums and the curating of exhibitions. She is also interested in the use of object-based methods to support student learning, and works alongside Middlesex University academic staff to use collections in this way.
Her wider research interests concern 20th-century visual cultures and architecture in a UK context in relation to discourses of modernity and transnationalism.
Ana obtained Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in May 2019.
Research Outputs & Interests
2019 Book review ‘Museums in the Second World War: curators, culture and change’, Museum History Journal, DOI: 10.1080/19369816.2019.1644717
2019 ‘The rhetoric of looking: a case study about the exhibition of cleaned pictures of 1947’, International Journal of Heritage Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2019.1620828
2018 ‘Women, museum archives and gender’, Museum History Journal, 11:2, 174-187. https://doi.org/10.1080/19369816.2018.1529268
2018 w. Stainforth, Elizabeth, ‘Technologies of public culture: heritage encounters with photography, television and the web’, International Journal of Cultural Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367877918801036
2017 Book review ‘Curatorial dreams: critics imagine exhibitions’, International Journal of Heritage Studies, 23:5, 483-485. https://doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2016.1261924
2013 Exhibition review ‘In the margins of the marketplace’, Built Environment, Alexandrine Press, October 2013