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Dr Clive Gray

Dr Clive Gray

Associate Professor

Course Director MA International Cultural Policy and Management
Tel: +44 (0)24 765 24912

Millburn House


Dr Clive Gray is Associate Professor in Cultural Policy Studies and is the Course Director of, and Admissions Tutor for, the MA International Cultural Policy and Management.

Research interests

My research interests include analysing the politics of the museums and galleries sector; ontology, epistemology and methodology in cultural policy research; forms of cultural policy; and the organisation and management of cultural policy by the state. I have published widely on all of these in books and journals - ranging from The International Journal of Cultural Policy, Museum Management and Curatorship and Cultural Trends to Public Administration and Public Policy and Administration. My latest articles have just appeared in The Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy, and Museum and Society. My new book, The Politics of Museums, has now been published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Further details of my research and publications can be found on my research page where access to all of my conference papers and many of my articles and book chapters is also available.

I have recently been working, with Charlotte Woodhead from the School of Law, with an incubation grant to explore research opportunities in the field of museum ethics, values and communities with museum and heritage practitioners and fellow academics. We are now developing a funding bid to allow for further exploration of a research theme based around legitimacy and the museums sector.

Teaching and supervision

I teach the core module in International Cultural Policy on the ICPM course, investigating the processes, intentions, evaluation and consequences of cultural policy activity around the world. My new option module on Museums and Heritage: Policy and Practice was introduced in 2017. As well as these courses, I also supervise student dissertations.

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising students with interests in any of my current research topics, as well as students who wish to pusue wider research questions related to the politics of cultural policy. I am currently supervising Eun Go's research on cultural policy in North Korea.

Administrative roles


Office hours

Summer Term 2017

Please send an e-mail if you would like to arrange a meeting. I have no idea when I will be in my office and so rely on you to contact me in the first instance.


International Cultural Policy (Core module: MA International Cultural Policy and Management)

Museums and Heritage: Policy and Practice (Optional module)