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Dr Karen Brown has been awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship

6 January 2022

Dr Karen Brown, of the School of Art History at the University of St Andrews, will receive a grant of £191,125 over three years for a project entitled, ‘Community museums and wellbeing in times of climate change and decolonisation’.

Her research starts from the premise that community museums are uniquely placed to tackle major issues from the grass roots, being located at the front line of urgent global issues such as climate change, decolonisation and wellbeing.

This new project will build upon Dr Brown’s research and field work conducted over the past seven years into community museums in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, interrogating the opportunities presented by these museums for the twenty-first century through the lens of transnational ecological museology.

Dr Brown said: “I am delighted and honoured to receive this wonderful news. I very much look forward to engaging in the joys and challenges of imaginative thinking that has been enabled by Leverhulme awards for almost a century.”