Director of National Museums joins Liverpool Hope

Former Director of National Museums Liverpool joins Liverpool Hope University as Professor of Public History

Dr David Fleming OBE, who retired from his post as Director of National Museums Liverpool in March, is the newest member of the Department of History and Politics at Liverpool Hope University.

David has published extensively and has lectured and advised museums, municipalities and governments worldwide in more than 40 countries on museum management and leadership, city history museums, museum ethics, cultural heritage management, social inclusion and human rights.

Since he became Director of National Museums Liverpool audiences have quadrupled, rising from around 700,000 per year to more than 3.2 million.

I love Hope’s positive approach to social justice and I will do my very best to help ensure that the University is one where the students and staff can hold their heads high

Professor Fleming has been a Visiting Professor in Museum Studies at the University since 2013, and discussed how museums change lives in his inaugural Professorial lecture.

He commented: “I am very proud of what we achieved at National Museums Liverpool. I leave behind the most effective team of people in any museum service in the world.

“At Liverpool Hope a new challenge awaits me. I love Hope’s positive approach to social justice and I will do my very best to help ensure that the University is one where the students and staff can hold their heads high.”