2004, Master of Arts, Art Gallery and Museum Studies, University of Manchester
2003, Bachelor of Arts (Honours), American Studies, University of Manchester
Principal Lecturer, History of Art and Design, University of Brighton
Senior Lecturer, History of Art and Design, University of Brighton
Lecturer, History of Art and Design, University of Brighton
Dr Claire Wintle is a historian of exhibitions, museums and collections, with a particular interest in curatorial practice, exhibition design, and the politics of representation. Her work explores the relationship between museums and processes of nationalism, imperialism, and decolonisation, often with a focus on South Asia and the UK.
Editorial Board, Museum History Journal
Contributing Editor, Journal of Museum Ethnography
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
Dr Wintle is Principal Lecturer in Museum Studies and the History of Design at the University of Brighton, UK. Her research focuses on the relationship between museums, design, collections, empire, and decolonisation. Her publications include Colonial Collecting and Display (Berghahn, 2013), Cultures of Decolonisation (Manchester UP, 2016, edited with Ruth Craggs) and Histories of Exhibition Design in the Museum: Makers, Process and Practice (edited with Kate Guy and Hajra Williams, Routledge, 2024). She has held prestigious national and international fellowships at the Library of Congress (Washington, D.C), National Maritime Museum (Greenwich, UK), and Paul Mellon Centre for British Art Studies (Yale). She is delighted to work with colleagues at Shiv Nadar to develop joint research and support Ph.D. students.
Curating Decolonisation: Museums in Britain, 1945-1980 (forthcoming).
Edited with Kate Guy and Hajra Williams, Histories of Exhibition Design in the Museum: Makers, Process and Practice (Abingdon: Routledge, 2024).
Edited with Ruth Craggs, Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational Productions and Practices, 1945-1970 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016).
Colonial Collecting and Display: Encounters with Material Culture in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Oxford: Berghahn, 2013).