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Doctoral Students


Liz Bruchet ‘Curatorial Practice and the Archive. ’ Recipient of an AHRC studentship. Due to complete in 2018.

Dora Souza Dias ‘Representing the graphic design profession on the world stage: a history of the International Council of Graphic Design Associations.’ Due to complete 2018. 

Fearghus Rouslton ‘Justa notha teenage rebel: Belfast Punk and the Troubles 1974-1979. ’ AHRC TECHNE award. Due to complete 2018.

Althea Greenan ‘Slide walks: understanding the Women’s Art Library slide collection.’ Completed 2017.

 Tom Wilson ‘Design Strategies and the Representation of the Commonwealth: From Institute to Museum.’ Recipient of AHRC collaborative studentship. Completed in 2016.

Anthony McIntosh 'Public monuments: memory, manifestation and the accumulated significance of place.' Recipient of an AHRC studentship. Completed in 2014.

Leah Armstrong ‘Towards an atlas of the of the Design Professions in Britain 1930-2010.’ Recipient of an AHRC collaborative studentship. Completed in 2013.

Ruth Cribb 'Eric Gill and transformative practices in British sculpture 1909-1940: networks, contexts and contradictions.’ Recipient of an AHRC studentship. Completed 2013.

Research activity

Repository holdings

Research by output type


  • Making Melbourne's monuments: the sculpture of Paul Montford (1868-1938)    
    (Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2013).
  • The Sculpture of Gilbert Ledward
  • (Henry Moore Foundation in association with Lund Humphries, 2003). A monograph in the series British Sculptors and Sculpture, research publications funded by the Henry Moore Foundation
  • Abram Games
  • (Lund Humphries and Princeton Architectural Press, 2003), with N.Games and J. Rose; published to coincide with an exhibition at the Design Museum, 2003


  • ‘Popular art, Pop Art, and ‘the boys who turn out the fine arts’ in A. Massey and A. Seago (eds.), Pop Art & Design, (Bloomsbury, 2017).
  • ‘The Cenotaph’ in C. Curtis and K. Wilson (eds.), Modern British Sculpture, (Royal Academy of Arts, 2011), pp. 46-51
  • '"The Returned Soldiers bug": making the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne' in N. Saunders and P. Cornish (eds.), Contested Objects: Material Memories of the First World War, (Routledge, 2009)
  • 'Anticipatory Forms: Henry Moore and post-war British furniture design', essay to accompany the exhibition curated by Penelope Curtis, Figuring Space: Sculpture/Furniture from Mies to Moore, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, January 2007.
  • 'Though in a Picture Only: Portrait Photography and the Commemoration of the First World War' in G. Braybon, (ed.) Evidence, History and the Great War: historians and the impact of 1914-18, (Oxford and New York, Berghahn, 2004)
  • 'Private Grief and Public Remembrance' in War and Memory in the Twentieth Century, M. Evans and K. Lunn (eds.), (Berg, 1997)

Journal articles

  • ‘Monographs, Archives, and Networks: Representing Designer Relationships’ Design Issues, vol. 32, no. 32 (Autumn 2016), pp. 52-63.
  • ‘Figureheads as Popular Art’ Sculpture Journal, vol. 24, no. 2 (2015), pp.229-248.
  • ‘Dust to Dust: a particular history of khaki’ Textile: Journal of Cloth & Culture, vol. 8, no. 3, (2010), pp. 304-320
  • ‘The Legacy of Interaction: Artists at the Imperial War Museum 1981–2007’, Tate Papers, Issue 9, 2008 (with Angela Weight)
  • 'The Place of Photography in the Life and Work of Paul Montford', Sculpture Journal, vol. 15. no. 2, (2006)
  • 'Remnants of patriotism: the commemorative representation of the greatcoat after the First World War', Oxford Art Journal, vol. 27, no. 3, (2004) In 2014 this was included in OUP’s online First World War Article Collection
  • 'The Material Culture of Great War Remembrance', Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 34, no. 4, (1999)
  • 'The Absent Dead and Figurative Sculpture', Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society, vol. 39, (1995) Download PDF
  • 'Christian Iconography and First World War Memorials', Imperial War Museum Review, no. 6, (1991). French translation appeared in Guerres mondiales et conflits contemporains, no. 167, (1992)
  • 'A Back Room Service? The Council of Industrial Design Photographic Library 1945 -1965', Journal of Design History, vol. 13, no. 1, (2000)

Encyclopaedia and dictionary entries

  • 'War Memorials' in D. Bindman and C. Stephens, eds., History of British Art, (Tate Gallery & Yale University Press, 2008)
  • 'Design and Photography' in R. Lenman, ed., Oxford Companion to the Photograph, (Oxford University Press, 2005)
  • 'Gilbert Ledward' in the New Dictionary of National Biography, (Oxford University Press, 2004)
  • 'Robert Adams' in Sculpture in 20th Century Britain: A Guide to the Leeds Collections (Henry Moore Institute, 2003)
  • 'War Memorials' entry in Encyclopedia of Sculpture, A. Bostrom (ed) (Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003)

Exhibitions and catalogue texts

  • 'Joseph Emberton: the architecture of display', Pallant House Gallery, February- May 2015. Co-curated with Sue Breakell. Download PDF
  • 'Curating Popular Art: Black Eyes & Lemonade', Whitechapel Gallery, March – September 2013.  A collaboration with the Director of the Museum of Folklore, Simon Costin and Whitechapel Archive Curator, Nayia Yiakoumaki.
  • ‘Designs for Solidarity: Photography and the Cuban Political Poster 1965-1975’ an exhibition for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2008. Essay of the same name published in Photoworks Magazine, no. 11, Autumn/Winter 2008, pp. 58 – 63. Download pdf
  • 'The commemorative sculpture of Paul Montford,' Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, July - October 2007. Curated with Jean McAuslan. Download pdf
  • 'Indoors & Out: the Sculpture & Design of Bernard Schottlander,' Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, September - January 2007; University of Brighton Gallery, January- February 2008. Curated with Victoria Worsley. Henry Moore Institute Essays on Sculpture Series, no. 56, 'Bernard Schottlander’s industrial design as a system of appearances'.
  • Gabriel Kuri, 'As Selected for the Design Centre, London', Brighton Photo Biennial, 2006
  • 'Sites of Memory - Photographs by Chris Harrison,' Imperial War Museum, October 1997; ffotogallery, Cardiff; Worcester Art Gallery; Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno (1998), University of Brighton Gallery (1999). Catalogue essay published by the Imperial war Museum, 1997. Works from this project were included in the Tate Britain exhibition 'How We Are: Photographing Britain,' 2007
  • 'War Memorials - Commemorating the British War Dead,' Imperial War Museum (November 1994 -January 1995 and 1997), Museum of Labour History, Manchester (1995), National Monuments Record Centre, Swindon (1996)
  • 'Soldier Statues' essay in the catalogue to the exhibition Encounter by Mark Anstee, artist in residence, Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium, 2003
  • 'Reanimating the Museum', essay in catalogue to the exhibition Navigating Stevenson by Sara Gadd at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, 2003
  • The Ministry of Taste: Images from the Design Council Archive, catalogue with Paul Bayley, Cornerhouse, Manchester, 1999
  • Research assistant, 'The Independent Group,' Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1990 and for 'The Age of Chivalry,' Royal Academy of Arts, 1989


  • West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts (Bard Graduate Centre/University of Chicago Press), vol. 20, no. 1 (2013), ‘Bauhaus: Art as Life’, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 3 May – 12 August, 2012.
  • West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts (Bard Graduate Centre/University of Chicago Press), vol. 19, no. 1 (2012), ‘Charlotte Perriand 1903 -1999: from photography to interior design’, Petit Palais, Paris, 7 April – 18 September 18, 2011
  • Reviews in Australian Studies, vol. 4, no. 3 (2010), ‘Florence Broadhurst: Her secret and extraordinary lives’ by Helen O’Neill
  • Australian Historical Studies, vol. 39, no. 2 (2008), ‘A Distant Grief: Australians, war graves and the Great War’ by Bart Ziino
  • Reviews in Australian Studies, vol. 3, no .2 (2008), ‘Robert Hannaford: Natural Eye’ by John Neylon
  • Australian & New Zealand Journal of Art, vol. 6, no. 1, (2005), ‘Painting Ghosts: Australian Women Artists in Wartime’ by Catherine Speck


  • Australian & New Zealand Journal of Art; First World War Studies; Historical Journal, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Society, Melbourne Art Journal, Mosaic, Sculpture Journal, Textile: The Journal of Cloth & Culture, The Journal of Modern Craft; The Journal of Visual Culture in Britain


  • ABC Radio, Australia, May 2013
  • Interviewed on The Genius of Design, BBC2, May 2010
  • Consultant, Not Forgotten, Wall to Wall Television, November 2005
  • question-writing on the Festival of Britain, Mastermind, 1999
  • BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour, August 1997
  • BBC Radio 3 Nightwaves, May 1996
  • BBC Radio 4 Kaleidoscope, May 1995

Conference papers and lectures 

  • ‘Peter Blake's Girl in a Window (1962)’, public lecture at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, November 2017 
  • ‘Sculpture on the Crossroads: object, context and inquiry’, keynote lecture, University of Split, Croatia, October 2017 
  • ‘The dynamics of ephemera in post-war London’, keynote lecture,South Bank University, June 2017
  •  ‘Collaborations, rivalries and the professional networks of commemoration’ Sculptors at War conference, Goethe Institute, March 2015.
  • ‘Barbara Jones, Black Eyes & Lemonade and the Whitechapel Art Gallery’ Victorian Futures, a collaboration between University of the Arts London, Middlesex University and the Victoria and Albert Museum, May 2015
  • ‘John Langdon Davies and the teaching of history’, International Standing Conference on the History of Education, Institute of Education, London, 2014
  • 'Shakespeare 1916 and Antipodal Memory' conference (an Australian Research Council project of King’s College, London and the University of Western Australia). The State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, 2013.
  • ‘The museum eye must be abandoned: Figureheads as Popular Art’, 39th Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, University of Reading, April 2013.
  • 'Posters: Collection, Creation and Context', conference at the Sackler Centre, V&A, 1 March 2013.
  • Sculpture and its Exhibition Histories’, postgraduate conference, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 5 December 2012. Invited chair
  • ‘Australian Painting in Britain: Cultural Diplomacy, Art and National Identity’, symposium, King’s College London, 12 October 2012. Invited chair
  • History of the Imperial War Museum research workshop, Imperial War Museum, May 2012.
  • ‘Fromelles and Beyond: Heritage, Archaeology and Memory of the Great War’, a symposium convened by King’s College London, the Imperial War Museum and Monash University, Australia. Invited panelist, February 2012.
  • ‘Connecting histories of public sculpture in Melbourne and London’, Public Monuments and Sculpture Association public lecture, London, November 2010.
  • ‘Mapping Design Practice’, Eric Gill and the Guild of Saint Joseph & Saint Dominic, London Centre of the University of Notre Dame (Indiana), November 2009. 
  • ‘Health promotion posters in the Icograda Archive’, Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, February 2009.
  • ‘The Visual Culture of Remembrance’. Presentation at the conference Remembering War, Wellcome Institute, January 2009
  • 'Photography and Architecture', Regency Society, Brighton. March 2008
  • 'Paul Montford & Bertram Mackennal: Making Sculpture In 1920s Melbourne', Macgeorge Lecture, University of Melbourne, February 2008
  • 'The Archival Impulse', Tate Britain, November 2007. Presentation with Angela Weight at a study day organised by the Art Libraries Society Visual Archives Committee in association with Tate. Published as ‘The Legacy of Interaction: Artists at the Imperial War Museum 1981–2007, Tate Papers, Issue 9, 2008. View on Tate Papers site
  • 'Public Sculpture on the South Coast', Keynote address for the Public Monuments & Sculpture Association Sussex. November 2007
  • 'The politician, the pioneer and the soldier: Monuments to achievement and identity in inter-war rural Australia'. Interwar Rural History Research Group International Conference, Royal Holloway, University of London, January 2007
  • 'Content and Context: Creating meaning in Virtual Environments', Icograda Colloquium on Virtual Design Archives, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 2006.
  • 'Commemoration as appropriation: the war dead of Gallipoli', Bodies of Conflict: Corporeality, Materiality, and Transformation in 20th century War, the 3rd UCL/Imperial War Museum conference on Materialities and Cultural Memory of 20th Century Conflict, Imperial War Museum, September 2006
  • 'Ordering Disaster: the work of Sir John Burnet for the Imperial War Graves Commission in Gallipoli', Department of Art History, University of Oxford, November 2005
  • Invited to lead seminar as part of British Australian Society annual conference, Lincoln, May 2005
  • 'Making Commemorative landscapes in 1920s Victoria: the letters of sculptor Paul Montford (1868-1938)', Inter-war Rural History Research Group seminar, University of Kingston, May 2005
  • Invited to lecture at Imperial War Museum ANZAC conference, April 2005
  • Australian Centre/Department of Art History seminar, University of Melbourne, March 2005
  • 'Monuments and Medals: The Sculpture of Gilbert Ledward', British Art Medal Society, November 2004
  • 'The Home and Studio: Work-Life Balance in the letters of sculptor Paul Raphael Montford (1868-1938)', History of Art Research Centre, University of Sussex, November 2004
  • '"Granite is not my choice; it will be my cross": building the Shrine of Remembrance', Melbourne. UCL/Imperial War Museum second The Great War and Material Culture conference, Imperial War Museum, September 2004
  • 'Personal Effects: loss, memory and the disembodied garment', talk to accompany the exhibition Cast Off by artist Kaarina Kaikkonen at Fabrica, Brighton, July 2003
  • '"Remnants of Patriotism": the sculptural appeal of the greatcoat after the First World War', Drapery and Visual Culture, National Gallery, August 2002
  • '"The sea goeth it all about": maritime themes in British public sculpture', Mémoire sculptée de l’europe, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, December 2001, representing the Henry Moore Institute. Published as a University of Brighton, Faculty of Arts and Architecture E-Paper, 2002. Download pdf
  • 'The Commemoration of Death at Sea 1800-1950', Commemoration of the Dead In Ireland and Britain from 1400 to the Present, National University of Ireland, November 2001
  • 'Portrait Photography and the Commemoration of the First World War', paper presented at UCL/Imperial War Museum conference The Great War and Material Culture, Imperial War Museum, September 2001
  • 'The Monument and the Artist, 1918-1999', University of Brighton public lecture, January 1999
  • 'Craft Displayed as Good Design', Brighton Museum, April 1999
  • Imperial War Museum/Australian War Memorial joint symposia, Continuities, 'Challenges and Changes: Australia and Britain in War in the Twentieth Century', London July 1997/Canberra September 1997. British Council travel grant
  • International Study Centre Herstmonceux Castle, 'The Construction of Social Memory and National Identity: The Memorialization of War', February 1997. ‘War Memorials and Photography’
  • XXIXth International Congress of the History of Art, Memory and Oblivion, Amsterdam, September 1996. Poster presentation of NIWM research. Awarded British Council travel grant
  • Imperial War Museum, Monument and Memory, 1993. Moriarty was responsible for the organisation of this conference on war and commemoration, J M Winter gave the keynote presentation
  • Association of Art Historians Conference, Leeds, 1992. Session convenor Sculpture in the Public Realm

Papers on the research implications of electronic resources and digital imaging

  • ‘Graphic Design Archives: the material and the digital’, lecture at National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, January 2017. 
  • ‘Promoting British Design – 1956 and 2016’, presentation for the Posters Subject Specialist Network, V&A, December 2016
  • Invited presentation at The Production of the Archive, Institute of Historical Research/School of Advanced Study Winter Conference, January 2016
  • ‘The Icograda Archive at the University of Brighton Design Archives’ Design Resources: Now and Future, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. By invitation of the Graduate School of Cultural Science, Saitama University, funded by the JSPS (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research), November 2014
  • ‘Curating Design Archives data for research collaboration’ paper delivered with Professor Harriet Edquist, RMIT, at Digital Resources in the Humanities, Perth, March 2014, and at ICAM 2014, Columbia University, September 2014.
  •  'From Archive to Retroscope: pushing forward resource integration', 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Istanbul, September 2011
  • ‘Stewardship and the shifting nature of art and design research’, Digital Imagery: creation and importance in the visual arts, a JISC-funded conference organised by the Visual Arts Data Service, September 2009
  • ‘Effective E-learning: Designing Britain’, Digital Resources in the Humanities annual conference, University of Newcastle, 2004
  • ‘Image or Object? Understanding Photography in a Digital Age, Digital Resources in the Humanities annual conference, University of Sheffield. Published in Digital Resources for the Humanities 2000, (2001)
  • ‘The negative, the print, the slide and the TIFF: managing the image at the Design Council Archive’, CIR 2000 Third UK Conference on Image Retrieval, Brighton, May 2000.
  • ‘Digital Image Collections and British Universities: the Implications of New Assets’ at the Visual Resources Association Conference, Los Angeles, February 1999

Grants and awards


  • Moriarty prepared the submission to HEFCE resulting in a recurring funding award of £60,000 per annum to 2021


  • Co-investigator AHRC project ‘The Aesthetics of Protest’ £250,000 



  • Moriarty bid to the AHRC for the Collaborative Doctoral project 'Design Strategies and the Representation of the Commonwealth: From Institute to Museum'.


  • Paul Mellon Centre publication grant for the production of Making Melbourne's Monuments (Australian Scholarly Publishing) 
  • Moriarty prepared a bid to HEFCE resulting in a recurring funding award of £60,000 per annum for the Design Archives
  • 'Towards An Atlas of the Design Profession’ AHRC Collaborative Doctoral project  £60,000


  • Bid to JISC for the ‘Images for Education Initiative’ £43,000, and inclusion in the ‘Look Here!’ project, £6,951
  • Invited to act as project advisor for the Gill Digital Archive Project, a proposal submitted by the University of Notre Dame to the US National Endowment of the Humanities


  • University of Melbourne Macgeorge Fellowship. The fellowship is provided through a bequest made by Norman Macgeorge (1872-1952), artist and patron of the arts, who left his house and estate to the University of Melbourne to encourage development of the arts and art scholarship


  • British Academy conference grant for ‘Sculpture and Design’, University of Brighton, 2005
  • Australian Bicentennial Fellowship, Menzies Centre, King’s College, London and a British Academy small research grant for ‘Creating a Commemorative Landscape in 1920s Melbourne: The letters of Paul Raphael Montford 1923-30’, 2004
  • Arts and Humanities Research Board Grant for the project 'Process and context in the graphic work of Abram Games', 2002
  • JISC-funded Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER), an award totally £132,000, 2000
  • South East Arts research award as part of the Southern Exhibitions and Events Development Scheme, 1999

Juries, committees and editorial boards

  • Advisory Board, The Academic Book of the Future, 2014-16
  • Content Advisory Group, HEFCE Joint Information Systems Committee, 2011-13
  • University of Manchester, Archives Hub, Steering Committee, 2011-14
  • External examiner, University of Manchester, 2011-14
  • Steering Committee, Mapping the Profession and Practice of Sculpture in Britain & Ireland 1851-1951,an AHRC-funded project led by the University of Glasgow/V&A/Henry Moore Institute, 2005 - 2011
  • AHRC Peer Review College, 2004 - 2011
  • Advisory Board, Centre for European and International Studies Research, University of Portsmouth, 2006 - 2009
  • Advisory Board, Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture MODA, 2005 - 2011
  • British Academy, AHRB, Leverhume Trust assessor 1999-2006
  • Consultant, Wall to Wall Television's Not Forgotten series, 2005
  • External Examiner, Northbrook College, 2002-2006
  • Art Libraries Society, Visual Archives Committee, 2004 - 2007
  • Chair of the photography agency Photoworks 2003 - 2008, (trustee 1997-2003)
  • University of Brighton Faculty of Arts and Architecture Academic Board, 2003-05 & 2008-11
  • University of Brighton Information Strategy Committee, 2002-06 and 2008-10
  • University of Brighton Faculty of Arts Research Strategy Committee (2000-13)
  • University of Brighton Research Strategy Committee (2012-13)

Citations and reviews

"'The Sculpture of Gilbert Ledward' (2003) ... should guide scholars in their consideration of work of other sculptors of the period."
(The Burlington Magazine, December 2004)

'The Absent Dead and Figurative Sculpture', Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society, vol. 39, (1995) cited as a key text in Penelope Curtis' Sculpture 1900-1945, Oxford University Press, 1999

Citations to other work appear in numerous articles and books, a selection includes:

  • JM Winter, Sites of memory, sites of mourning. The Great War in European Cultural History, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1995
  • J Bourke, Dismembering the Male. Men's Bodies, Britain and the Great War, London, Reaktion, 1996
  • Sergiusz Michalski, Public Monuments, London, Reaktion, 1998
  • TG Ashplant, G Dawson and Michael Roper eds., The Politics of War Memory and Commemoration, London, Routledge, 2000
  • D Todman, The Great War: Myth and Memory, London: Hambledon and London, 2005
  • B Ziino, A distant grief: Australians, war graves and the Great War, Crawley, W.A.: University of Western Australia Press, 2007
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