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A postcard from… Taiwan

A postcard from… Taiwan

By Wen-Hsi Harman, PhD student in ceramics at the School of Art &Design, Bath Spa University   I recently visited the National Taiwan University of Arts Department of Crafts and Design. This project allowed me to share my enthusiasm about ceramic research and practice in relation to Taiwanese cultural identity. This was my first time that I have had the opportunity to share my research wi...

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GALA workshop Mapping the Liberal Arts

GALA workshop Mapping the Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts College at the Russian Presidential Academy for National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow is pleased to announce a GALA workshop Mapping the Liberal Arts to be held at the LAC (RANEPA) on 23-24 March 2018. The aim of the workshop is to map liberal arts provision and practices across GALA and identify focal points that could strengthen cooperation between partner institu...

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A postcard from… India

A postcard from… India

  Landing in Ahmedabad at 5am, we left little time for recuperation and sleep before venturing out to the city in search of Gandhi’s Ashram. Post-diwali, the streets were by definition quiet yet still seemed to encompass the renowned hustle of the Indian roads. That first weekend was spent familiarising ourselves with the city; its architecture, its people, the heritage and culture, the food. Once...

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A postcard from… China

A postcard from… China

By Charlotte Sexton My experience in China was amazing! Before the Gala funding was awarded to me, I never imagined that I would have the chance to travel to China and experience its  culture, heritage and history, particularly in Qufu and Beijing. My overriding memory, however, is seeing how different cultures define and promote their heritage.  Being a mature student, the funding was particularl...

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Shiftworks to Columbia College, Chicago

Shiftworks to Columbia College, Chicago

  by Joy Merron   Shiftworks is a travelling exhibition created and curated by Seam, a contemporary textile collective, founded by Bath Spa alumni. In 2015 it began its journey around the UK, being shown at many locations including Eastville Project, Yeovil, during Somerset Arts Week, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, SIT Select and The National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford. Following several t...

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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at SUNY Geneseo, Stacey Robertson visits Bath Spa University

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at SUNY Geneseo, Stacey Robertson visits Bath Spa University

Above (from left to right): Lizzie Watts, Ian Gadd, Stacey Robertson, John Strachan, Rebecca McGuire-Snieckus Newly appointed Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs at SUNY Geneseo, Stacey Robertson, visited Bath Spa University to discuss ways of expanding our student exchange programme, teaching and research collaborations. Geneseo were a founding partner of GALA. The key contact then wa...

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A postcard from… Columbia College Chicago

A postcard from… Columbia College Chicago

  Whenever you visit a new city it’s important to get to grips with a few basics before arrival. Chicago is pretty easy because there’s only two. 1) You’re not allowed to put ketchup on your hotdog (but mustard, sweet pickle relish, sports peppers, a dill pickle spear, chopped onions, tomato wedges, and celery salt are a must) and 2) it’s important to know your teams: the C...

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Curating the Future: GALA Annual Meeting 2017

Curating the Future: GALA Annual Meeting 2017

GALA partners form the Netherlands (Utrecht), Italy (Parma, Udine), Russia (RANEPA), China (CUC), USA (CGU), Canada (Concordia) and the UK (Bath Spa University) met at Parma University from 5-7 July for the 2017 annual meeting on the theme: Curating the Future. The conference took place at the Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione (CSAC), located in Parma’s former Cistercian Valserena Abbey,...

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Claremont Graduate University and Bath Spa University exchange celebration

Claremont Graduate University and Bath Spa University exchange celebration

Staff and students from Bath Spa University (UK) and Claremont Graduate University (USA) met at the Holburne Museum in Bath to celebrate the BSU/CGU GALA Postgraduate Exchange 2017. At this event, students from both the MA in Arts Management and the MA in Heritage Management met with by senior heritage and arts sector colleagues, BSU senior staff and GALA staff colleagues, the Vice Chancellor and ...

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