Camilla Hampshire


The Royal Albert Memorial Museum: Home to a Million Thoughts

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter reopened in 2011 after four years of regeneration, and is currently the Art Fund Museum of the Year. Camilla is telling the story of a “Home for a Million Thoughts.”

Camilla Hampshire has been Museums Manager at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum since April 2001, and was the genesis of the recently completed £24 million capital development project. The refurbishment, extension and redisplay of the Museum led to it being named the Art Fund Prize ‘Museum of the Year 2012’.

Camilla arrived in Exeter having just completed the Millennium Galleries in Sheffield, where she was the Project Coordinator for the Galleries & Museums Trust. She says it has been a huge professional privilege to work on two such significant projects.

Beginning her career as a sixteen year old volunteer, her first paid role after university was at Whitehaven Museum and Art Gallery, Cumbria, and subsequent curatorial roles have taken her the length and breadth of the country.

Camilla read History of Art at Cambridge and Postgraduate Museum & Art Gallery Studies at the University of Manchester.

Biography published 2013

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