Victoria McGuinness

Victoria McGuinness is the Business Manager for The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) and has worked in museums and higher education for the last ten years. As the Ashmolean Museum Project Manager, she worked on the £61 million redevelopment of the Museum, overseeing the object processing and mount-making for the 12,000 objects installed in the 35 new galleries. Among other projects, Victoria managed the establishment of the new Ashmolean Museum Broadway in Worcestershire. Working as a Project Management and Museums consultant, she has also worked with Bahrain National Museum, Qal’at al Bahrain Museum, Qatar Museums Authority, UCL Petrie Museum and in Greece for the British School at Athens in Knossos, Crete, Portugal and Spain. Victoria is a distance learning PhD student with the School of Museum Studies, Leicester University.

victoria.mcguinness@humanities.ox.ac.uk

Research interest/area

PhD Research: Conflict between principles, theory and practice in museum project management

Academic/career achievements

Following a degree in Classical Archaeology (Kings College London), Victoria completed a Masters (MSc) in Museum Studies at Leicester University. This led directly into work for two years with the British School at Athens in Crete, managing the ‘Curation and Conservation Project’ at the Knossos museum. Following seven years at the Ashmolean Museum, Victoria joined The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) at the University of Oxford.

Publications

Advances in the Protection of Museum Collections from Earthquake Damage By Jerry Podany: http://bit.ly/21a27Dv

http://advisor.museumsandheritage.com/features/museums-in-the-digital-age-widening-engagement-or-creating-organisational-c/

http://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/news/01042012-traineeships-oversubscribed 

TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities: http://bit.ly/1RXiFJ6

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