Kyle Lee Crossett
I’m a PhD candidate on the Diversity theme of the Heritage Futures project based at the UCL Institute of Archaeology. My research explores what collecting contemporary diversity means across social history and natural science collections in London. I’m interested not just in representation, but also when inclusion and diversity lead to changes in organisational practices and processes. As part of the Heritage Futures project, I help to run knowledge exchanges between our academic and sector partners, and I work as a freelancer evaluating the impact of academic research and heritage engagement programmes.
Prior to my PhD, I have a background studying and working in archaeology with the Çatalhöyük Research Project, the Presidio San Francisco National Park and Historic District, and at Stanford University.
The Collections We Want to See: Contemporary Collecting Knowledge Exchange
Collecting Change/Changing Collections
Heritage Futures PhD researcher Kyle Lee-Crossett will be hosting a day-long workshop together with archive and museum professionals from a wide range of disciplines to reflect on and discuss the goals and challenges of contemporary collecting, particularly in regards to representing diverse communities and environments in London and beyond.
Location: UCL Institute of Advanced Studies
Where are all the people? How images of shelving reveal deeper problems in the way we think about archives
This salon to accompany the current Octagon exhibition Cabinets of Consequence will explore how heritage and other related forms of conservation practices (including nuclear waste management) make futures. How do we use material culture to stitch futures from pasts? What do we conserve? What do we get rid of? What do we allow to change? This Salon will be staged as a series of conversations across various themes currently being explored within the Heritage Futures research programme,Event held at Haldane Room, Wilkins Building , Gower Street WC1
Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Stockholm and Forsmark
08/03/2016 — 11/03/2016
Kyle Lee Crossett