Association for Art History | Careers Day, Oxford, 11 November 2017

This year our Careers Day will take place in collaboration with The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).

These one-day events offer useful introductions and insights into the range of careers that are open to students who have studied or enjoyed art history and visual culture.

The Careers Day brings together a wide range of speakers from different fields within the arts and culture sector, who share professional expertise and experience in areas such as curating, conservation, arts journalism, marketing, education and freelancing. It’s also an opportunity for students to make contacts and gain advice on how to access or further their career objectives.

This event is designed for recent graduates, undergraduates, sixth-form students, as well as those who are interested in pursuing a career in the increasingly competitive arts and heritage sector.

During the breaks between sessions attendees have the chance to talk informally with the speakers, and to discuss more specific careers advice.


10:00 – 10:20 Registration (35 mins)
10:20 – 10:30 Welcome (10 mins)

Panel 1:  Museums & Galleries
10.30 – 13.00

Panel 2:  Academia, Heritage & Conservation

13:00 – 15:00

14:30 – 15:00 Tea/coffee

Panel 3: Freelancing & the Art Market

15:00 – 16:30


Helen Hillyard
Assistant Curator, Dulwich Picture Gallery

Jo Rice
‎Head of Education, Ashmolean Museum

Jevon Thistlewood
Paintings Conservator, Ashmolean Museum

Alice Purkiss
Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate, National Trust/University of Oxford

Dr Ros Holmes
Junior Research Fellow, History of Art, Christ Church College, University of Oxford

Tarini Malik
Exhibition Consultant (formerly Head of Exhibition, Isaac Julien Studio)

Lily Le Brun
Freelance Art Journalist and Author

Alexis Ashot
Director, Old Masters Group/International Head of Private Sales, Christie’s


Standard rate: £12
Member rate: £8
Book online

Tickets include refreshments. Places are limited and tickets must be bought online in advance.