Liz Mitchell is a writer / curator / historian / maker. She is interested in the crossover between curatorship, writing and art practice, and in the narrative potential of material traces. Domestic objects and emotional entanglement; the resonance of damage and decay; lists, indexes and the ordering of things – all inform her explorations of archive and collection as places of remembering and forgetting. Her PhD research, at Manchester School of Art, focuses this interest on a collection of domestic objects and amateur crafts given to Manchester Art Gallery in the 1920s.
Liz studied Art History at the University of Manchester, and was previously a curator at Manchester Art Gallery. She has written widely on art, design and museum practice, and curated numerous exhibitions. She has shown her own work in postgraduate research exhibitions Interim# (2013) and Lost and Found (2014) at Manchester School of Art. In 2015 she was co-creator of the online project adoptaslide.