Dr Anna Woodham PhD


Teaching Fellow

Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage

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Contact details

Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage
ERI Building
Room 350


I am a Teaching Fellow at the Ironbridge Institute, with a research interest in museum audiences, the social impacts of museum visiting and museum geographies.

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My office hours are 1-3 on Wednesday (during term time).


  • BA (hons) Archaeology, Classics & Classical Art (UCL)
  • MA Museum Studies (UCL)
  • PhD ‘Museums and social inclusion: the geography of school visits to museums’ (University of Leicester, 2009)


Before joining the Institute I worked at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy Programme and Meta-Evaluation. I have a background of working in the museum sector and before starting my PhD I worked in the Paintings, Drawings and Prints department of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

My PhD research focused on examining the geography of school visits to museums using the deprivation rankings and socio-economic contexts of schools that visited Renaissance in the Regions hubs and hub partners, and museums participating in the DCMS/DfES Strategic Commissioning programme. A high percentage of these visits came from schools in some of the most deprived areas of the country. My research focused on exploring this geography of school visits and considering the impacts of school visits on social inclusion.


  • Heritage Management MA
  • Heritage and Identity MA
  • World Heritage Studies MA


  • Phillips, M. Woodham, A Hooper-Greenhill, E.  (forthcoming) Museum Geographies and Renaissance in the Regions.
  • Hooper-Greenhill, E. Phillips, M. & Woodham, A. (2009) Museums, schools and geographies of cultural value, Cultural Trends, 18(2): 149-183.
  • Watling, R. & Woodham, A. (2008) External Evaluation of the Cultural and Creative Ambassadors Project, Momentum Associates.
  • Hooper-Greenhill, E. Dodd, J. Creaser, C. Sandell, R. Jones, C. Woodham, A. (2007), Inspiration, identity, learning: the value of museums. An evaluation of the DCMS/DCSF National/Regional museum partnership programme in 2006/2007, Second study. University of Leicester: RCMG.
  • Woodham, A. (2007) Museums and Social Inclusion, Exploring the Geography of School Visits to Museums, Cultural Policy, Criticism and Management Research (1).

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