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8th February 2017 Bea Udeh

Miranda Stearn, Fitzwilliam Museum

Miranda Stearn
Head of Learning
Fitzwilliam Museum

At this principal museum of the University of Cambridge, Miranda leads a team aiming to deliver an outstanding and imaginative learning service to connect as wide an audience as possible with the museum’s collections. Making a difference to people has been at the heart of her work over 10 years in the public sector arts and heritage. She started her career at London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Arts Service, based at Orleans House Gallery, an accredited museum with a national reputation for its innovative education programmes. As a Policy Adviser focusing on Learning and Volunteering at the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), she helped develop policies to guide funding decisions and make sure HLF investment resulted in high quality learning experiences for people of all ages. She has been on the board of the London Museums Group, is on the Editorial Advisory Board for engage Journal, and chairs the University of Cambridge Museums Learning Consultation Group. Miranda has a BA and MA in History of Art, and a PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art, exploring contemporary artist commissions and interventions in historic art collections.