Dr Annette Loeseke
Lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries
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Sheffield University Management School
Annette Loeseke is a Lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries at Sheffield University Management School and an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of Leicester, School of Museum Studies.
She works at the intersection of cultural marketing, critical museum and memory studies and social justice and sustainability debates in CCI.
Before joining the University of Sheffield in January 2022, she taught at NYU Berlin and in the Master-of-Museology programme at the Reinwardt Academy, Amsterdam University of the Arts. Annette was a Senior Visiting Fellow at UCL Qatar and a Scholar-in-Residence at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Annette was Berlin faculty representative in NYU's Global Equity Diversity Inclusion Advisory Council. She is currently serving in a thinktank on civic engagement at the National Museums in Berlin.
PhD/Doctor of Philosophy, History of Art - University of Bonn, Germany
MA Arts Management - City, University of London
MA History of Art - University of Munich
Maîtrise History of Arts and Archaeology - University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)
- Research interests
- Cultural marketing
- Critical museum and memory studies
- Social justice and sustainability in CCI
Annette's research interests centre around cultural marketing, critical museum and memory studies, and social justice and sustainability debates in the Cultural and Creative Industries. She is particularly interested in the intersection of visitor, user and stakeholder studies, cultural activism/new actors, and curatorial studies/transformative approaches.
Her current research investigates the role of emotions, values, ideologies and cultural framings in response to societal debates within CCI. Her journal articles and reviews have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Kunsttexte, museum & society, Journal of Cultural Management and World Art.
- Challenging the Framing of 'Asia' and the Role of the KVVAK (Royal Dutch Asian Art Society): The Asian Pavilion at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Kunsttexte.de, 2020(4), 1-10.
- Asia in your window frame: museum displays, window curators and Dutch-Asian material culture. World Art, 5(2), 223-248.
- Research group
- Honorary Visiting Fellowship - School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester
- Senior Visiting Fellowship in Museum Studies - University College London, Qatar
- Scholar-in-Residence - Institute for Comparative Modernities, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
- Postgraduate Fellowship - German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)
- Teaching interests
- Cultural marketing
- Social justice, sustainability and climate action in CCI
- Curatorial studies/framing/branding in CCI
- Museum and memory studies with a focus on decolonial and post-migrant heritage
Annette has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at American, German and Dutch universities. She has guest lectured at universities in Hong Kong and Taiwan, at Columbia University, the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and UCL Qatar.
Her interactive and discussion-based teaching is student and learning centred. Her teaching centres around critical thinking, creative problem solving, experiential learning and field research, as well as conversations with experts across disciplines within CCI. She also taught an experiential learning/internship course and supervised work placements in Berlin's CCI sector. She worked as a supervisor and internal and external examiner of MA theses in the Master-of-Museology programme at the Reinwardt Academy, Amsterdam University of the Arts and in the Curatorial Studies programme at Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
- Professional activities and memberships
I am currently serving in the recently launched civic engagement thinktank (Kultur Politik Bildung) at the National Museums in Berlin. I have also collaborated with the Museum Academy Joanneum in Graz, Austria, co-organising several two-day workshops for museum professionals on museums and activisms (2022), museum climate action (2021) and diversifying audiences (2018), in cooperation with museums such as the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin, the Natural History Museum in Berlin, World Culture Museum in Vienna, MAK Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, and Architectural Centre Vienna.
I have reviewed for leading journals, conferences and edition houses, such as museum & society, Berghahn Books and RISE-IMET conference on emerging technologies (Technical University of Cyprus, UCL, Max Planck Institute for IT).
I also served as Berlin faculty representative in NYU's Global Equity Diversion Inclusion Advisory Committee in 2017/18.