About Me

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I’m Louisa Penfold, a children’s curator currently undertaking my doctorate in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham in partnership with Tate and the Whitworth, University of Manchester. My research is investigating the co-construction of pedagogic practice between young children, families, artists and learning curators in art museums. Supervisors for this project are Professor Pat Thomson (School of Education, University of Nottingham) and Dr. Emily Pringle (Head of Learning Practice & Research, Tate). Further information on the research can be found here.

I have also worked on the learning programmes at The Ipswich Art Gallery, the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Artslink Queensland and ABC Kids in Australia and Serpentine Galleries (UK).

This research is funded by the University of Nottingham, Brisbane City Council, The Ian Potter Cultural Trust and The Graduate Women of Queensland Fellowship Fund.

louisa.penfold@nottingham.ac.uk  @louisa_penfold

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