Back to Biographies Matthew Partington
University of the West of England, Bristol
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Dr Matthew Partington is the Victoria and Albert Museum Senior Research Fellow in the Applied Arts. He has particular expertise in design history and the applied arts as well as more than fourteen years of museum and gallery experience. As Director of NEVAC, the National Electronic and Video Archive of the Crafts, Matthew has interviewed a large number of people associated with the crafts in the United Kingdom and writes widley on the uses of video as a methodological tool in oral history. Matthew is responsible for co-ordinating the Faculty of Creative Arts' exhibitions programme in it's two gallery spaces.

As external examiner for the Contemporary Crafts BA (hons) degree at University College Falmouth, Matthew is recognized as an expert in the history and theory of contemporary crafts. Matthew is a founding member of the research group 'Interpreting Ceramics - Research Collaboration' (ICRC) which publishes the international, peer-reviewed online academic journal 'Interpreting Ceramics'. Working with university colleagues from Aberystwyth, Cardiff and Bath Matthew is a member of the journal's editorial team. A newly elected member of the AHRC's Peer Review College, Matthew also Chair's the Faculty of Creative Arts' Research Ethics Committee as well as being a member of the University's Academic Board and its Ethics Committee.
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