Katharine, Kate and Elizabeth form the Arts and Heritage Team at DMU. Through this blog we aim to share with you the varied and exciting work we are doing to promote the arts and heritage of DMU!
Elizabeth is the Heritage Centre Coordinator. Scheduled to open in March 2015, the Heritage Centre showcases DMU’s past through permanent and temporary exhibitions, while celebrating its present through contributions from current staff and students. At the heart of the Centre are the Arches, ruins from the Church of the Annunciation which once stood on the site of the Hawthorn Building.
Kate is the Arts Collection Coordinator. DMU has a varied collection of artworks by staff, students and honorands, past and present. Kate ensures that this artwork is displayed throughout the campus, as well as creating art trails, liaising with arts organisations and organising loans to local galleries, including New Walk.
Katharine is the university Archivist with responsibility for the care of DMU’s historic records, which date back to 1870 and include student registers, committee minutes, photographs, prospectuses, building plans, annual reports, events brochures and administrative files.
The header image is by Benjamin Fletcher, headmaster of the Leicester School of Art from 1900 to 1920. The view shows many familiar buildings including St Mary de Castro, the Turret Gateway, Wyggeston’s Chantry House and Newarke Houses Museum, and the Magazine Gateway. It dates to 1912 and was probably taken from the Hawthorn Building.
The background image is a detail from the 1926 City of Leicester College of Arts and Crafts Prospectus. The design is based on the Leicester coat of arms.