Welcome to RCMG


The Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG), at the University of Leicester’s School of Museum Studies was established in 1999 with the explicit goal of pursuing research that:

  • directly engages with cultural institutions, policy makers and funders;
  • stimulates and informs ground-breaking museum practice, particularly in relation to learning, audience engagement and social justice;
  • benefits museum and gallery audiences and society at large by supporting museums to enhance their social, cultural and learning value

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, inclusive and socially purposeful institutions.

We pursue this vision by undertaking commissioned research and evaluations (working collaboratively with a wide range of museums, galleries, arts and heritage organisations) as well as developing projects that advance our own independent research agenda. These activities complement, reinforce and enhance each other.

All RCMG research reports and publications are available to download for free, either from Projects or Publications.

For further information please contact Jocelyn Dodd, Director jad25@le.ac.uk 0116 252 3995 or RCMG@le.ac.uk.

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Research Centre for Museums and Galleries
School of Museum Studies
University of Leicester
19 University Road

Tel: +44(0)116 252 3963
Fax: +44(0)116 252 3960