Alumni Profile: Charlotte Goodhew

Charlotte Goodhew Collections & Programmes Manager, MCC Museum, Library & Archive, Lord’s Trustee, Museum of Wimbledon MLitt, 2004-2005 Following my degree in art history and various curatorial internships, I was very focused on becoming a museum professional. Staying for a second degree at St Andrews was an easy decision because the university and department is … Read more

Alumni Profile: Sarah Hilliam

Sarah Hilliam Deputy Director of Development, Royal Academy of Arts Part time MLitt, 2014-2016 At first, I applied to the MLitt partly as ‘unfinished business’. I’d regretted not taking on the full-time course immediately after graduating from my MA in Art History at St Andrews back in 2008 and so jumped at the opportunity to … Read more

Alumni Profile: Ioannis Ioannou

Ioannis Ioannou Arts Marketing, PR, Brand and Creative Place Making Consultant MLitt, 2002 – 2003 I always look back very fondly of my time at St. Andrews University, the course and the life friendships I was fortunate to make during my time there. The course cemented the professional direction I wanted to take in the … Read more

Alumni Profile: Fiona McDougall

Fiona McDougall Exhibitions Manager & Art Curator, Scottish Parliament’s Events and Exhibitions Team PGDip, 1999-2000 I arrived at St. Andrews University in 1994, a seventeen-year-old from Greenock with a love of drawing, reading and visiting my local museum. As an undergrad, I had some passionate and knowledgeable lecturers who introduced me to the work of … Read more

Alumni Profile: Matthew Jarron

Matthew Jarron Curator, University of Dundee Museum Services PG Dip, 1996-97 After studying Archaeology at the University of York I came to the conclusion that I didn’t much fancy being an archaeologist – too many cold, wet field trips around Yorkshire to do surveying exercises on too many cold, wet fields. A part-time job at … Read more

Alumni Profile: Hilary Burwell

Hilary Burwell Art Collection Manager, RBS MLitt Part-time 2005-7 After completing an MA(Hons) in Art History I was working but wanted to undertake a postgraduate degree. The University of St Andrews part-time course was particularly well suited to me, and to many of my course contemporaries, in that it meant I didn’t have to step … Read more

Alumni Profile: Sandra Vacca

Sandra Vacca Manager & Curator – DOMiD’s Virtual Migration Museum MLitt 2007-8 After graduating in 2008, I took on the position of curator at the St. Andrews Preservation Trust Museum for a year, where I got the chance to work closely with passionate volunteers and trustees. I then moved to Cologne (Germany), where I started … Read more

Alumni Profile: Cherith Summers

Cherith Summers Director, Murphy & Partners Art Advisory MLitt (part-time), 2016-18 I graduated from the 2016-2018 part-time course recently and have already found the lessons I learned in the MGS coursework to be useful in my career in the commercial art world. While at the Estate of Francis Bacon (during the course) studies in collection … Read more

Alumni Profile: Helen Scott

Helen Scott Curator (Fine Art) – City Art Centre, City of Edinburgh Museums & Galleries PGDip 2004-2005, PhD 2005-2009 I came to the Museum and Gallery Studies course having completed an MA in Art History. My long-term aim was to undertake a PhD, but I was also keen to gain hands-on experience in the museums … Read more

Alumni Profile: Lynsey Haworth

Lynsey Haworth Collections Access Manager – Historic Environment Scotland MLitt 2007-08 After graduating in 2008 I began working as a Collections Assistant at the National Mining Museum Scotland. After 18 months I moved on to a Collections Officer post at the World Rugby Museum, Twickenham Stadium. Two years later I moved back to Scotland to … Read more