Jillian Sutherland is an independent curator, early career researcher, and Lecturer in Museum and Heritage Studies at the University of St Andrews. She has spent the last decade in the South West of England working on independent curatorial projects and with museums in Bath and Bristol, most recently the Holburne Museum in Bath, where she developed a permanent display based around one colonial object. Her doctoral research at Bath Spa University investigated curator perspectives on audiences in small museums in the South West, UK, through engaging with ten curators about their practices. The thesis examined how curatorial practice in this context reflected and responded to wider postcolonial and museological issues. Jill specialises in decolonial approaches to curating and exploring postcolonial theory in relation to museums. Her further research interests include: reflexive praxis, minority heritage research, and representations/interpretations of ‘diaspora’ in the arts.
- University of St Andrews