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Andy Pollard

Course Leader for MA Arts and Cultural Management and Senior Lecturer


Andy is a practising curator and has staged exhibitions all over the UK, including Yorkshire and St Ives in Cornwall. He was previously course leader of BA (Hons) Arts Management and has taught on several Masters awards.

  • About

    After graduating from Sheffield Hallam with a BA in Art History and an MA in Cultural Policy and Management, Andy ran Rotherham Art Gallery for a year before working for the Arts Council-funded Creative Partnerships project where he helped forge relationships between artists and teachers to improve creative learning practices in schools. 

    He ran a commercial gallery specialising in Cornish painting, print-making and ceramics for four years and currently tours freelance exhibitions of Cornish art. 

    During his research in the field of non-western culture, he has worked with South Yorkshire museums to present community-driven exhibitions including the Ferham Families project investigating British Asian cultural heritage held in Rotherham. He has presented at UK conferences and co-written papers.

    Specialist areas of interest

    Cultural heritage
    Museums and diversity Cornish art history

  • Teaching

    Subject area

    Photography and Media


    MA Arts and Cultural Management


    Cultural Policy
    Culture and Identity
    Management of Cultural Organisations
    Research Methods and Skills for the Cultural Sector

  • Research

    Research interests

    Cultural Heritage

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Pahl, K., Pollard, A., & Rafiq, Z. (2010). Changing Identities, Changing spaces : the Ferham families exhibition in Rotherham. Moving words : journal of transcultural writings, 9 (2), 80-103.

    Pahl, K., & Pollard, A. (2008). `Bling -- the Asians introduced that to the country': gold and its value within a group of families of South Asian origin in Yorkshire. Visual Communication, 7 (2), 170-182.

  • Other activities

    Freelance curator.

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