Putting Critical Museology into Practice

  • Helen Rees Leahy (Participant)
  • Louise Tythacott (Participant)

Impact: Cultural impacts


The case study demonstrates how research conducted by staff in the Centre for Museology has informed the development of innovative display and interpretation practices in public museums in the UK and overseas. It shows how applied critical and reflexive museology has been used in a range of curatorial contexts, thereby directly affecting institutional practice and, in turn, providing visitors and volunteers with new opportunities for engagement. The impact is evident in the curatorial process, involving both staff and stakeholders, and in critical responses from practitioners and policy-makers.
Impact date20002013
Category of impactCultural impacts
Impact levelEngagement