Corinne Miller

Corinne MillerAssociate Tutor

Formerly, Head of Culture Arts and Heritage for Wolverhampton City Council, Corinne started her career as a single handed curator for Allerdale museums responsible for the Helena Thompson Museum and the Maryport Maritime Museum.  In 1981 she returned to her primary interest, British twentieth century art when she took up an appointment as Keeper of Art for Wakefield MDC.  In 1986 she moved to Leeds City Art Gallery where as Senior Assistant Keeper she was responsible for the Designated Print Room collection on which she built a specialist knowledge of English watercolours.  As Senior Curator from 1996, Corinne coordinated the curatorial, exhibition and education programmes for Leeds City Art Gallery.   She curated a number of major exhibitions including Images of Women, 1989, Cotmania and Mr Kitson, 1992, One Hundred Watercolours from Leeds City Art Gallery, 1995, Behind the Mosaic, 2003, Drawing on the Past, 2004, and co curated Frank Brangwyn, 2006, in addition to regular displays from the Print Room collection.  She was lead officer for the Contemporary Art Society’s Special Collections Scheme funded by the Arts Council which saw the establishment of the digital collection at Leeds.

From 2006 Corinne worked at Wolverhampton, initially as Head of Arts + Museums overseeing the opening of the new £6.7 million extension in 2007, in 2010 as Head of Arts and Heritage she oversaw the merger of Arts and Museums with the Archives and Tourism Development services.  The service comprises four sites, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Bantock House Museum, Bilston Craft Gallery and the City Archives at the Molineux Hotel  The collections include nationally important holdings of Japanned ware, Artworks about the Troubles in Northern Ireland and Pop Art. Wolverhampton was part of the West Midlands Museums Hub until 2012 and as part of the programme the service led the development of a one stop portal for the collections of local authority museums and archives in the Black Country,

Corinne is widely networked and participated in a number of groups in the sector including the Steering Group for the Turning Point West Midlands, the Artist Rooms Steering Group, the Black Country Museum Partnership, the Black Country Arts Partnership and the Marches Network. Corinne currently sits on the Board of Craftspace a national craft agency based in Birmingham, and is a Trustee of the Leeds Art Fund.  She is President of the Leeds Fine Artists.

Corinne has a degree in Art History and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Museum and Art Gallery Studies from Manchester University, as well as a Certificate in Management from Leeds Metropolitan University.  She is an Associate of the Museums Association.

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