New MSc Programme Leader Appointed

The Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Karen Fielder as the new Programme Leader for its two MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation. As a building conservation expert, with over 20 years of experience across the heritage sector, as well as strong academic experience, she will manage a team of tutors in the delivery of the two programmes.

Dr Karen Fielder as the new Programme Leader MSc programmes

Dr Karen Fielder FHEA, PhD, MA, PG Dip, BA (Hons), joins the Museum from the role of Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture at the University of Portsmouth, where she co-ordinated the MSc in Historic Building Conservation, and led the Cultural Heritage Research Group. She joined the University of Portsmouth as a Lecturer in 2012 following a career in the heritage sector. Karen has a Doctorate in architectural history awarded by the University of Southampton, a Postgraduate Diploma in Historic Conservation from Oxford Brookes University and an MA in Museum Studies from University College London. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Prior to arriving at Portsmouth, Karen worked in various curatorial roles, including at the Museum of London and the National Trust, and also as a Historic Buildings Advisor for Essex County Council. Her research interests include past and present approaches to altering historic buildings, and the experiential and sensory qualities of historic places. She is also a member of the Fabric Advisory Committee for Portsmouth Cathedral.

MSc Programmes at the Museum

The Museum is a provider of specialist education and training in building conservation and historic building techniques and has delivered postgraduate courses for over 20 years. The fifty historic buildings carefully recorded, moved and reconstructed on its beautiful downland site give the Museum an unrivalled teaching resource in these specialised areas.

Full details of both MSc programmes can be found on our MSc web page.

Applications for the programmes will open in early summer 2018 and prospective students are encouraged to register their interest by email to [email protected].

University of York

The University of York is a member of the Russell Group of major research-intensive universities and is renowned for its excellence in both research and teaching. It is one of the highest ranking universities for 4-star world-leading research and top ten university for research impact*. In 2011, the Department of Archaeology at York won a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its leading-edge work in archaeology from pre-history to the modern age. Both programmes are validated by the University of York.

* Research Excellence Framework 2014