MISS BIANCA BELLAFIORE
MISS BIANCA BELLAFIORE

MISS BIANCA BELLAFIORE

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Biography

I am a second-year PhD researcher at the University of Aberdeen.

My current research, Feel it in the Air investigates visitor experiences of museum atmospheres.  

Set within the context of Northeast Scotland, the project will draw comparisons between the exhibition design techniques and visitor responses at three distinct and recently redeveloped museums. The project will have a significant impact on museums, creative industries, and public audiences with the potential to impact Scottish and regional tourism and post-Covid economic revitalisation.

I completed my Master's in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester in 2019.During this time I volunteered with Leicester City Council Arts and Museums, primarily working in documentation and collections. My time volunteering at the King Richard III Visitor Centre was rewarding professionally and personally. As a volunteer, I was responsible for providing interpretation with audiences through onsite talks and tours. In the summer of 2019 I interned as a Collections Management Assistant at Hampton Court Palace, London. I was a part of a small team responsible for cataloguing significant archaeological finds. 

Prior to coming to Aberdeen I worked as a museum education coordinator at Fosterfields Historical and Living Farm, NJ. I have worked in both US and UK based collections, primarily in database organisation and cataloguing.  

In my free time I enjoy reading history books, going on walks and embroidering!

Qualifications

  • BA History 
    2017 - Drew University 
  • MA Museum Studies 
    2019 - University of Leicester 
  • PhD Museum Studies 
    2023 - University of Aberdeen