Dr Hana Leaper took up the newly founded role in 2017 which is located in LJMU’s School of Art and Design. The post seeks to devise a programme of academic engagement and study, to advance the profile of the Prize and to enhance student experience. The post is responsible for managing the China residencies and creating dialogue and academic connections between the UK and China Prizes.
Recent research projects have included the exhibition John Moores Painting Prize and the Rise of the Sixties in Liverpool, curated for the Exhibition Research Lab, LJMU in 2019.
Also: The Catalogues of the John Moores Painting Prize, archive exhibition researched for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, September 2017 – January 2018.