Associate Professor, School of Museum Studies
University of Leicester
Janet Marstine is Associate Professor and Deputy Head, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester. She writes on diverse aspects of museum ethics from codes of practice to diversity initiatives and artists’ interventions as drivers for ethical change. She is author of Critical Practice: Artists, museums, ethics (Routledge 2017), editor of The Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics: Redefining ethics for the twenty-first century museum (Routledge 2011), co-editor of New Directions in Museum Ethics (Routledge 2012) and editor of New Museum Theory and Practice: An introduction (Blackwell 2005). She is co-editor, with Svetlana Mintcheva, of Curating Under Pressure: International perspectives on negotiating conflict and upholding integrity, a volume in progress to be published by Routledge in 2019. Currently, building on field work conducted while a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Cultural Heritage and Museology at Fudan University, Dr. Marstine is developing a new strand of research on culturally appropriate approaches to social inclusion in Chinese museums with a particular interest in marginalized young people. She sits on the Ethics Committee of the UK’s Museums Association where she helped lead the 2015 revision of its Ethics Code.
Monday, May 20
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM