Elizabeth Crooke

Ulster University
Participates in 2 items
Hello! I am Professor of Heritage and Museum Studies at Ulster University.  As well supervising PhD students, I am Course Director of the MA Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies and the MA Museum Practice and Management (distance learning). I also lead the Engaging the Past research cluster in the Arts and Humanities Research Institute, Ulster University.
Reflecting my work on museums, heritage and community, I have published Museums and Community: Ideas, Issues and Challenges (Routledge 2007) and Politics Archaeology and the creation of a national museum of Ireland (Irish Academic Press 2000).

I am co-investigator on the AHRC and HLF funded project Living Legacies 1914-18: From past conflict to shared future.  I work closely with the museum sector in Ireland, I am Chairperson of Board of Directors Northern Ireland Museums Council and on the Board of Directors of the Irish Museums Association.
Currently I am working in the areas of community, memory and material culture. Some recent work includes:
  • ‘Artefacts as Agents for Change: Commemoration and Exchange via Material Culture' in Irish Political Studies (2016 31, 1).
  • 'The "active museum": How concern with community transformed the museum' in McCarthy (ed) Museum Practice in The International Handbooks of Museum Studies (eds Macdonald and Leahy) (2015) Wiley Blackwell 978-4051-9850-9
  • And as an example of community engagement work, please view this short film: https://vimeo.com/164385098?lite=1
I am really looking forward to the ACHS conference and meeting other participants.


Sessions in which Elizabeth Crooke participates

Sunday 5 June, 2016

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Tuesday 7 June, 2016

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