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Dr Michaela Ross is an artist, lecturer and teaching fellow at King’s College London. Working with the collectives FLAG and Critical Practice, she has staged and participated in various events exploring the intersections of art practice and pedagogy. In 2005 she was awarded an AHRC scholarship to research the relationship between the artist and the institution and contemporary artists' preoccupation with education as both a theme and a site for practice, gaining her PhD from the University of the Arts, London in 2013.

She has collaborated with various museums and galleries including Tate, the Serpentine, the Whitechapel Gallery and Nottingham Contemporary, working on long and short-term projects exploring interpretation, knowledge-production and the possibilities offered by different forms of public participation.

Research Interests

Michaela is particularly interested in the relationship between the artist and the institution and in art practices that take place within the educational function of the museum and gallery.

Michaela is an artist currently working towards a PhD at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. From 2005-7 she was also an artist-researcher at the Serpentine Gallery and has recently concluded an Arts Council funded residency in regional museums which explored ideas around interpretation and the politics of collection and display. 


Michaela Ross teaches the module Inside Today's Museum: Tate Modern.

From Gauguin to boxing matches in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern's programme is amazingly diverse. This twelve-week module is a rare chance to go behind the scenes and find out what we do and how we do it. Tate staff contribute their own experience of working here to each session and take participants into the collection displays, exhibitions and on site visits to Tate's Store and the Archive.

Students on the module will gain insight into the complexities of running a major museum of modern and contemporary art with sessions introducing you to current debates on programming, collections, exhibitions, institutions and audiences.