Research Areas

The major research themes of the VSMS Lab include:


  • photographic archives
  • vernacular photography and tourism photography
  • photography and museums
  • photography and its relationship with issues of memory and identity
  • online user-generated image databases
  • the changing role of photography as a medium which transcends the boundaries of art, commerce and information




  • the social and political impact of museums and galleries
  • audience studies in museums and galleries
  • museum education and access in museums and galleries
  • cultural sustainability and museums
  • cultural policies and museums