School of History

Jenny Wedgbury

Jenny

Teaching Associate

Email: j.wedgbury@qmul.ac.uk

Profile

Jenny Wedgbury is a Museum and Heritage Learning Specialist currently studying for her PhD in the History Department in the Centre for the History of the Emotions. The title of her thesis is ‘Heart of Stone: how do we learn from places and spaces that no longer exist? an investigation into the emotional heritage of London’. Jenny also holds a BA in Combined Arts from the University of Newcastle and an MA in Museum and Galleries in Education from UCL, Institute of Education. She is passionate about providing access to and facilitating engagement with culture for all. She is interested in exploring how we can make museums, galleries and heritage sites relevant to people today. Jenny has over 12 years’ experience as a learning professional in the sector. This has included roles at Open House London, Historic Royal Palaces (HRP), the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and UCL Museums, among others. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA), Chair for the Group for Education in Museums (GEM) London, a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) Committee for Education and Cultural Action (CECA) and a judge for the Sandford Awards in Heritage Education.

 

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

HST5606 - London and its Museums

Undergraduate Teaching

Research

Research Interests:

Jenny is passionate about providing access to and facilitating engagement with culture for all. She is interested in exploring how we can make museums, galleries and heritage sites relevant to people today. Jenny is a PhD researcher in the History Department, in the Centre for the History of the Emotions. The title of her thesis is ‘Heart of Stone: how do we learn from places and spaces that no longer exist? an investigation into emotional heritage of London’.

Publications

Co-author and practitioner researcher on Museums on Prescription project best practice toolkit, UCL Culture, University College London, 2017

Joint editor with John Reeve of the GEM journal, Learning through heritage, Autumn Issue, 2008

Author of Reading the city: active heritage learning in the GEM Journal, 2006