Simge Erdogan

Queen’s University

Simge Erdogan obtained her BA degree (High honours) in History from Bogazici University and her MA degree in Museum Studies from University College London. During her MA studies, she developed an interest in curatorship. Her field of interest includes museum and curatorial studies, visual and material culture and museum representation. She sees museums as cultural and political institutions that shape our perceptions of objects – and hence our ideas of the cultures embedded in them. Her work at the Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Elgiz Museum, October Gallery London, and her collaborative projects with UCL Art Museum, UCL Institute of Archaeology and Science Museum London are a few examples of the work that she carried out in the area of art and culture since 2011. In 2016, she started working as a curator at the first and only museum of Industry and Science of Istanbul, Turkey, where she involved in a variety of refurbishment, rebuilding, extension and exhibition projects. She earned grants and scholarships from European Union (Jean Monnet Scholarship), Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and Istanbul Education and Culture Foundation (ISTEK). In Fall 2018, she will begin her PhD in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. In her PhD research, she hopes to create new forms of research, open up new perspectives and propose new ways of looking at our cultural experiences.

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