Emma Midgley, Director
Rural Life Centre
I am the Director of the Rural Life Centre, an open-air museum with a collection of over 40,000 artefacts based on the history of agriculture and rural life between 1750 and 1960. The museum is distributed over 10 acres of woodland and barns. Prior to working at the Rural Life Centre, I undertook PhD level research on the impact of curatorial strategies using art-science cross-disciplinary practices to engage the public with science in museums and galleries. My career has included working in a variety of institutions from contemporary art galleries to history of science museums.