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Beatriz Bartolomé

Department of Communication


Ph.D., (ABD in progress) Film and Moving Image Studies. Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.
M.A., Film Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.
M.A., History of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture – Specialization in Cultural Management, Reina Sofía National Art Centre and the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain.
B.A., Audio-visual Communications Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain.

Practice Areas

My current research explores the industrial and cultural dynamics that emerge out of the institutional partnerships that since the 1990's bring together museums and film studios to produce collaborative blockbuster exhibition projects. I have also worked on projects exploring the relationship between creative labour and feminism, as well as documentary filmmaking and pedagogies of media.

  • Cultural histories of film and media
  • Popular culture and cultural studies
  • Cultural institutions
  • Media industries

Publications and Media Placements

Chapters in Edited Collections

Bartolomé Herrera, Beatriz, and Philipp Dominik Keidl. "How Star Wars Became Museological: Transmedia Storytelling in the Exhibition Space." In Star Wars and the History of Transmedia Storytelling edited by Sean Guynes and Dan Hassler-Forest, 155-168. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. 2017.

Web-based Publications

Bartolomé Herrera, Beatriz.: "Living in Smurfville: Theming as a Lifestyle," In Media Res, June 10, 2015.

Book and Conference Reviews in Peer-reviewed Academic Journals

Bartolomé Herrera, Beatriz.: "Futuros posibles: cine y convergencia digital en el espacio del arte". Cine e Hibridaciones, Archivos de la Filmoteca No 72, October 2013. Valencia: Institut Valencià de Cinematografia. 217-219.

Bartolomé Herrera, Beatriz.: "Conference Review of Moving Image and Institution: Cinema and the Museum in the 21st Century (University of Cambridge)". NECSUS: The European Journal of Media Studies, Vol.1/1, Spring 2012. Amsterdam University Press: 181-186.

Bartolomé Herrera, Beatriz.: "Book review: Subversion, The definitive history of underground cinema by Duncan Reekie". In Weinrichter, A. (Ed). El cine en el espacio del arte. Revista Secuencias Vol. 32. Madrid: MAIA Ediciones; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2010. 153-155.

Interviews in Peer-reviewed Academic Journals

Bartolomé Herrera, Beatriz, Sophie Cook, and Papagena Robbins.: "Interview with Rick Prelinger." Synoptique-An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1, Summer 2015, 165-191.

Bartolomé Herrera, Beatriz and Sophie Cook.: "Filming with Nature: A conversation with experimental filmmaker Chris Welsby". Synoptique-An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2, Fall 2013, 95-110.

Conference presentations

"From Storage to Storytelling: Lucasfilm Archives and the (many) Afterlives of Cinema."
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference (SCMS), Virtual Conference, 17-21 March, 2021.

"Jurassic Perks: Shifting Museum Practices and Cinematic Cross-Promotion at London’s Natural History Museum." 25 Years of Jurassic Park (1993): An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Palaeontological Imagination, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University, 8 June, 2018.

"Museum 'Fanagement': Star Wars Exhibitions, Fandom, and Transmedia Storytelling."
The Fan Studies Network Conference, Centre for Participatory Culture University of Huddersfield, 24-25 June, 2017.

"Behind the Scenes: Networked Collaborations and Museum Exhibition Design." MeCCSA Practice Network Annual Symposium, Media Convergence Research Centre Bath Spa University, 8 June, 2017.

"Theming the Museum: Cinema and the Experience Economy." In/between: Cultures of Connectivity, 11th NECS Conference, Postdam, July 28-30, 2016.

"Documentary Film as Educational Cinema: The Case for Spain during the 1930's." Visible Evidence XXII, Toronto, 19-23 August, 2015.

"Museum Mediations: Life According to Star Wars." Media Fields 5: Encounters, University of California Santa Barbara, 2-3 April, 2015.

"A Kinaesthetic Pedagogy: José Val del Omar and the Modern Ethos of Educational Film." Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference (SCMS), Montreal, March 25-29, 2015.                                

"Creative Synergies: Reinventing the Blockbuster as a Pedagogical Tool." Creative Energies, Creative Industries, 9th annual NECS Conference, Milan, June 19-21, 2014.

"Coming to a Museum Near You: Blockbuster Movies in the Science Museum." Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference (SCMS), Seattle, March 19-23, 2014.

"Indiana Jones on Display: Media Narratives in the 21st Century Science Centre." 15th Annual FSAC Graduate Student Colloquium. Concordia University, Montreal, March 1-2, 2013.

Conference Panels Organized

"Spain 1930/1970: Political Documentary and Film Education on the Brink of Social Rupture." Panel chair and co-organizer with Enrique Fibla. Visible Evidence XXII, Toronto, 19-23 August, 2015.

"Museum as Medium." Panel chair and co-organizer with Philipp D. Keidl. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, March 19-23, 2014.

Campus and Departmental Talks

Guest lecture, "The cultural industries: some thoughts on what it implies to work on the cultural sector." Analysis of Popular Culture with Dr. Rosana Vivar, Saint Louis University, Madrid, February 26, 2019.

Invited speaker, "Women & Invisible Labour: From the Creative Industries to the Knowledge Economy," MicroTalks on Feminism, CUPFA MicroTalks: Feminist Matters, Concordia University, Montreal, February 7, 2017.

Panel moderator, “"Writing about Film," Concordia Film Festival, Concordia University, Montreal, May 1, 2015.

Guest lecture, "Movies in the Museum," Film History since 1959 with Dominic Leppla, Concordia University, Montreal, March 13, 2014.

Guest lecture, "Cinema and the Gallery: New Spaces of Exhibition," Film History since 1959 with Dr. Marc Steinberg, Concordia University, Montreal, March 28, 2013.

Invited speaker and exhibition guide, "Moving Image and Contemporary Art in Thomas Demand’s Animations Exhibition," for Film Studies Master's students, at DHC/ART Centre, Montreal, February 11, 2013.

Guest speaker for From Under the Shadow: Romanian Cinema Film Festival, Concordia University, Montreal, December 3, 2011.

Guest lecture, "Women and the Experimental Film Scene," Women and Film with Dr. Andrée Lafontaine, Concordia University, Montreal, November, 2011.