Dr Bruce Campbell
Bruce began working in his local museum as a student volunteer whilst still a teenager helping out in all the departments during vacations. His first museum job was at Bolton Museum, Lancashire and he later moved to south Wales where he was Keeper of Natural Sciences and then Museums Officer(Collections) at Newport Museum and Art Gallery. He is now an independent curatorial and research consultant. He has an MA and PhD in Museum Studies from Leicester University and the Museums Association Diploma.
Bruce’s research interests centre around the history of science societies in Victorian south Wales and the Marches and the museums they created to signify their understanding of nature and their place in society. He has a particular interest in the range of organisations and individuals both social and political that came to influence the establishment of the National Museum of Wales.