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Matthew Partington

Matthew Partington is Research Fellow in the Applied Arts at the University of the West of England, Bristol (a joint fellowship with the Research Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London). At Bristol he manages the National Electronic and Video Archive of the Crafts (NEVAC), an archive of video and audio recordings of interviews with craftspeople. He is also a Module Leader on the Masters Degree, Ceramics: Making and Archiving, at U.W.E.

Matthew's current research concentrates on 20th century studio pottery. His most recent publications have looked at the meaning of function in studio pottery and the role of NEVAC in generating a web-based video database. In 2001 he has given papers at Precious Objects, (Sheffield Hallam University), on the importance of handling museum exhibits, and at the Michael Cardew Centenary Symposium (University of Wales, Aberystwyth), on the role of Cardew in the early years of studio pottery.
Matthew is on the founding editorial board of the e-journal Interpreting Ceramics (the first international, fully refereed Internet journal for ceramics), www.uwic.ac.uk/ICRC.
 
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