Professor Emerita Susan Pearce
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Susan Pearce is Professor of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. Her research interests have always concentrated on Material Culture, particularly human relationships with the artefact world and the nature and process of collecting. Susan is Pro-vice chancellor of the University but retains her links with the department and currently supervises a number of PhD students.
Susan studied history and archaeology at Oxford University and then worked on the curatorial staff at the National Museums on Merseyside and Exeter City Museum. She joined the Department in 1984 and was appointed Director in 1989, Professor of Museum Studies in 1992, Dean of the Arts Faculty in 1996 and Pro-vice chancellor in 2000. Susan was President of the Museums Association 1992-1994.