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University of Brighton
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design for propaganda, design for protest, history of museums, history of exhibitions, world's fairs, international exhibitions, professionalisation
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About Me

Dr Harriet Atkinson is a historian of design and culture with an interest in uses of design for propaganda, nation-building and diplomacy, from the 1930s to the present day. From February 2019 to January 2023 Harriet is on research leave as AHRC Leadership Fellow and Principal Investigator on the project ‘”The Materialisation of Persuasion”: Modernist Exhibitions in Britain for Propaganda and Resistance, 1933 to 1953’. She is in the process of writing a book entitled Modernist Exhibitions in Britain for Propaganda and Resistance, 1933 to 1953 (forthcoming, Manchester University Press). She is also co-editing (with Verity Clarkson and Sarah Lichtman) an essay collection entitled Exhibitions and Transnational Exchange: Art and Design, Borders and Boundaries from 1945 (forthcoming, Bloomsbury 2020). She is making a documentary film about Modernist exhibitions in Britain in collaboration with filmmakers Four Corners (for launch in 2022).

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Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, England, United Kingdom, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Diplomacy, Material Culture, Museums, Public History, Urban History