Alice A Procter is an art historian and museum enthusiast.
She created Uncomfortable Art Tours, unofficial guided tours exploring how major institutions came into being against a backdrop of imperialism. She runs these regularly at six sites, exploring the role colonialism played in shaping and funding national collections, looking beyond the surface of paintings to unravel the ideological aesthetics at work.
Alice’s academic work concentrates on the intersections of postcolonial art practice and colonial material culture, the curation of historical trauma, and myths of national identity, and envisioning a decolonised future for museums. She is currently writing an MA thesis on protest, disruption and rule-breaking in art galleries.
She is Australian but grew up in London, and maintains a very stubborn accent. She’s meant to be working on a book about museums, art and identity.