Abigail Harrison Moore

Professor of Art History and Museum Studies

Abigail Harrison Moore is the Head of the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, and Professor of Art History and Museum Studies at the University of Leeds.

Abigail’s research focuses on the art history of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, particularly the Arts and Crafts Movement, and her last book, Fraud, Fakery and False Business (2011), considered the social, legal and political dimensions of the art and antiques market in 1920s England. She has more recently been working on an international project on the histories and cultures of energy supply, with collaborators from Canada, Austria, Sweden and the US. In the UK, she is very focused on creative education in schools, has helped develop the curriculum in her subject areas, developed the University’s EPQ programme of support and the Discovery Days project, in association with ARTiculation and the Devonshire Educational Trust, and has written widely on the educational challenges for young people from low social and economic groups.

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