Dr. Jamie Larkin
- University of East Anglia, Bachelor of Arts
University College London, Master of Arts
University College London, Ph.D.
I am interested in the ways in which cultural institutions and contemporary society interact. My research is focused on museums, particularly the ways in which these institutions generate revenues and how this affects the presentation and reception of culture. More recently my work has turned towards issues concerning museums and sustainability in the context of the Climate Crisis.
Prior to coming to Chapman, I worked on the Arts and Humanities Research Council project 'Mapping Museums: The History and Geography of the UK Museum Sector, 1960-2020’ at Birkbeck, University of London. This interdisciplinary research generated the most extensive data ever amassed on UK museums and will result in a sophisticated digital database (launched March 2020) that will enable innovative analysis and visualization of museum trends. More information can be found here: http://blogs.bbk.ac.uk/mapping-museums/
I have taught at University College London, and been a Visiting Researcher at the University of South Florida, USA, and Visiting Professor at the Università degli studi di Bergamo, Italy. I am currently Deputy Editor of the journal Public Archaeology.
Research interests: museum studies; museum history; museum policy; cultural industries; cultural policy; museums as institutions; the commercialization of culture; public archaeology; heritage studies; cultural memory.
Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Candlin,F., Larkin., J., Poulovassilis, A. & Ballatore, A. In Press. The Missing Museums: Accreditation, surveys, and an alternative account of the UK museums sector. Cultural Trends http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/26122/
Poulovassilis, A., Larsson, N., Candlin, F., Larkin, J. & Ballatore, A. 2019. Creating a Knowledge Base to research the history of UK Museums through Rapid Application Development. Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage, 37 (4): Article 111 https://doi.org/10.1145/1122445.1122456