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National Museums Liverpool Director David Fleming to make the case for ‘life changing’ museums

david fleming 150 Monday 29 February 2016

National Museums Liverpool Director David Fleming will discuss how museums change lives in his inaugural Professorial lecture. 

The lecture, which formally celebrates Professor Fleming’s appointment as Visiting Professor in Museum Studies at the University, takes place on Wednesday 9th March at 5.30pm (refreshments from 5pm). It will take place in the Senate Room. The lecture is free and open to all.  

Professor Fleming said of his lecture topic: “Museums are an essential part of any modern civilisation. They can have huge educational, social and economic impacts. As we see a raft of museum closures across the UK, these roles are at risk of being diminished. So how do museums change lives, and what do we need to do to ensure that they remain a key part of our nation’s makeup?”

Liverpool Hope’s MA Museum and Heritage Studies is designed and delivered in conjunction with National Museums Liverpool. Through a series of guest seminars, practical training workshops and study visits embedded throughout the programme, the MA Museum and Heritage Studies offers students access to NML’s professional expertise, world-class collections and outstanding venues. No other museum studies programme currently offers such close collaboration with a national museum service. 

Students also explore a variety of methods and techniques employed by today’s museum professionals to develop socially-relevant collections, to produce inspiring and challenging exhibitions, and to engage communities on a local, national and international level. 

The lecture is free and open to all.  

Wednesday 9th March at 5.30pm (refreshments from 5pm)

To confirm attendance please email

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