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The University of Glasgow and The Glasgow School of Art
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Gender history, twentieth century history, Scottish history, heritage
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About Me

Karen Mailley-Watt received her MLitt in Decorative Arts and Design History from the University of Glasgow in 2009. She is a Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities ARCS funded PhD Researcher at the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow School of Art, successfully passing her Viva in October 2020.

Her thesis, The Glasgow Society of Lady Artists 1882-1942, provides a comprehensive overview of women associated with the Glasgow Society of Lady Artists. The research investigates women’s artistic production, relationships and the complex nature, impact and growth of social and professional networks within a local, national and international context.

Before returning to academic study, Karen worked in the museum and heritage sector for over ten years and thus has worked with various Scottish collections including Glasgow Print Studio, The Museum of Scottish Railways and Glencoe & North Lorn Folk Museum. She is currently the Gallery Coordinator for The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and an active committee member of the Scottish Society for Art History.

Recent Publications
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Country Focus
Scotland, United Kingdom
Expertise by Geography
United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Gender, Material Culture, Public History, Urban History, Women