Museum Studies Expert Among Top 10 in UK
Professor Eilean Hooper-Greenhill, former
Head of the Department of Museum Studies, has been listed among the ten leading
people in the museum sector by The
Independent on Sunday recently.
Those to reach this 'top ten' in the
museum world were chosen by their peers.
She appears among such names as Sir
Nicholas Serota, head of Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate St Ives and Tate
Liverpool, and Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum – and an
Honorary Graduate of the University of Leicester, and Diane Lees former Director
of the Galleries of Justice, Nottingham.
Professor Hooper-Greenhill is the former
Head of the Department of Museum Studies and Director of the Research Centre for
Museums and Galleries (RCMG), described by the Independent
on Sunday as carrying out research that is 'internationally influential'.
Professor Hooper-Greenhill commented:
“I was delighted to be named as one of the top ten in museums and even
more pleased that this was a selection made by fellow museum professionals. This
is enormously heartening at a personal level, and very gratifying for the
Department of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester.”
The Department of Museum Studies was
established in 1966 to provide training in the museum sector. Since that time it
has grown to become the world's largest and most noted supplier of learning and
research in the field of museum studies. It is home to the Research Centre for
Museums and Galleries, which undertakes research on behalf of museums and other
NOTE TO EDITORS: Further information is available from Professor Eilean Hooper-Greenhill, Director of the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG), at the University of Leicester Department of Museum Studies and telephone 0116 252 3966, facsimile 0116 252 3960, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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