'The challenges of cultural democracy: St Fagans National Museum of History'
The Museums, Galleries and Collections Institute (MGCI) based within the School of Art History engages in research, education and training in cultural heritage, with a particular focus on museums, art galleries and historic houses, and their collections. The institute was founded upon the expertise built up over many years from running our Museum and Gallery Studies courses, which have helped to establish St Andrews as Scotland's leading centre for training and research in the heritage sector.
In 2020, MGCI is delighted to welcome David Anderson, Director-General, Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales.
David Anderson was appointed to Amgueddfa Cymru as Director-General in 2010. Prior to that, he was Director of Learning in the Victoria & Albert Museum London having previously worked at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich and the Royal Pavilion and Museum in Brighton.
David is recognised as an authority on cultural strategy and arts education. In 1999 he was awarded an OBE for services to museums and education. He has published widely including the UK Government report, A Common Wealth: Museums in the Learning Age. From 2004 to 2008 he was also Co-Director of the Exhibition Road Cultural Group, London's first cultural quarter.
From 2013 to 2015, he was President of the Museums Association. He is currently a member of the Board of Creative and Cultural Skills and on the Advisory Council of the British Council in Wales.
This is a Museums, Galleries and Collections Institute (MGCI) - School of Art History coordinated event.