Careers and Collections: A Symposium to mark Professor Ian Carradice’s Retirement

Calling all former University of St Andrews’ Museum and Gallery Studies students! A Symposium will be taking place on Saturday 27th October 2012 to mark Professor Ian Carradice’s retirement.

Professor Ian Carradice

The themes of the Symposium will reflect Ian’s dual roles in Museum and Gallery Studies and as the Director of the Museum Collections Unit, with talks on collections expertise and careers.  The speakers will be past students from the course, who will share their professional experiences since leaving St Andrews. Confirmed speakers include Neil Lebeter (2008-9), who has been working at the New Art Gallery, Walsall, and is moving to take up a new appointment at the Edinburgh College of Art; Amy Dale (2007-8), who has recently joined Museums Galleries Scotland as Digital Communications Development Manager ; Kristina Brown (2010-11), who is now working at the National Library of Scotland after having been one of the lucky 20 out of 3,000 applicants for the MGS internships in 2011; and Elsa Davidson (2003-4), now at National Museums Scotland, who was previously Curator at the South Georgia Heritage Trust.

The Symposium will take place on Saturday 27th October at the Old Union Diner, Butts Wynd, St Andrews from 1.30-5.30pm. This will be followed by a reception at MUSA. If you would like to book a place, please go to:

Are you a Twitter user? If you can’t make it along to the Symposium in person but would like to leave a message for Ian, you can send Ian a tweet! We intend to display a live Twitter feed featuring messages for Ian during the reception in MUSA! If you would like to take part in this, please tweet your messages to @musa_standrews on Saturday 27th October using the hashtag #ianssymposium . If you have any questions, please feel free to contact We look forward to reading your tweets!

Claire Robinson

2 thoughts on “Careers and Collections: A Symposium to mark Professor Ian Carradice’s Retirement

  1. Dear Ian!
    It is hard to believe you are retiring… Since I cannot be there today, I wanted to use the opportunity to thank you, both for the brilliant job you have done teaching and supervising us, and for the great support you provided at the St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum.
    I hope to see you again soon, in St Andrews or in Cologne.
    with very best wishes from Paris,

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