Welcome to RCMG
The Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG), part of the University of Leicester’s School of Museum Studies, embodies and articulates research which brings theoretical and empirical rigour to cultural questions concerning the contemporary, historic and future museum.
The vision for RCMG is to continue to carry out research that can inform and enrich creative museum thinking, policy and practice. In the next 10 years we will further develop our collaborative practice and continue to extend our partnerships internationally to support museums to become more dynamic, socially purposeful institutions.
RCMG was established in 1999 in response to the growing need for research and evaluation within the museum sector, in particular around the relationship between museums, galleries and their audiences. We undertake commissioned research and evaluations, and we have our own independent research agenda. These complement, reinforce and enhance each other.
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