Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Goldsmiths, University of London, traces its roots to 1792, and it joined the University of London in 1904. Goldsmiths is proud of its reputation for innovative and challenging thinking across its wide range of disciplines. One of its major strengths is its interdisciplinary ethos – the way in which departments, centres, and units interrelate to offer new perspectives and insights.

Key personnel

Victoria D. Alexander – Professor of Sociology and Arts Management, Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths University of London. Her research contributes to sociology of the arts, visual culture, sociology of organisations, sociology of culture, cultural policy, and arts management. She has studied the funding of art museums, arts policy, sociology of the arts, neighbourhoods, mixed methods, and visual sociology. Current research includes legitimation in aesthetic fields, user-generated reviews of cultural attractions, sociology of the arts, and cultural policy. She is currently on the Advisory Board of the European Sociological Association’s Research Network on the Sociology of the Arts and is active on several international journal management boards. She is author of Sociology of the Arts: Exploring Fine and Popular Forms (2003; 2020) and Museums and Money: The Impact of Funding on Exhibitions, Scholarship, and Management (1996), co-author of Art and the State: The Visual Arts in Comparative Perspective (2005), and co-editor of the multi-volume Art and the Challenge of Markets (2018). 

Oonagh Murphy

Oonagh Murphy  Lecturer in Arts Management at Goldsmiths, University of London. As an arts manager, writer and lecturer her research has taken her around the world to explore international best practice on the scalability of emerging technologies for cultural organisations. Oonagh is Principal Investigator and co-founder of the Museums + AI Network, which is funded through an AHRC Network Grant. The Network was established in 2019 with Pratt Institute (New York), National Gallery (London) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York). She is a regular contributor to museum sector forums on digital culture, innovation and management, and has been invited to speak at leading cultural centres in the UK, Europe and US, including The Barbican Centre, V&A, National Theatre, the Belevedere, New Museum.