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Fiona Waterhouse

While writing her dissertation for the MA in Histories of Art and Design in 1999-2000, Fiona volunteered on the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association project to record public sculpture throughout the United Kingdom. Birmingham City University was the regional centre for the Western Central Counties, including Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire.

Initially, she worked in Coventry and Stratford-upon-Avon. After graduating, she secured a research assistant post on the same project and worked on it until 2008, co-authoring three volumes on public sculpture in collaboration with Professor George T. Noszlopy.

Since 2007, Fiona has worked in Birmingham City University Art and Design Archives with Dr Sian Vaughan. The Archive holds 15 different collections related to art and design education and public art, of which eleven have been fully catalogued and are available to researchers. Her role is to support the Keeper of Archives in developing and maintaining the archives as an effective resource for BIAD students, staff and members of the public.

The work involves research for exhibitions and publications, planning and curating exhibitions of archival material, answering public enquiries about the collections, assisting visitors in using the archives, cataloguing collections, and writing reports for the Archives Management Committee.