Professor Clare Anderson appointed as trustee of Royal Museums Greenwich

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The University of Leicester’s Professor Clare Anderson has been appointed by the Prime Minister as one of six new Trustees of the Royal Museums Greenwich.

Anderson is a Professor of History at the University, Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies.

Her research specialises in the history of empires, including the history of punishment and forced labour mobility with special interest in the Indian Ocean and Caribbean regions.

The Royal Museums Greenwich includes the National Maritime Museum and Cutty Sark as well as the Royal Observatory and Queen’s House.

Professor Anderson was appointed by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson in June, and will hold the position for a term of four years.

She will sit on a board headed by Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope GCB OBE DL. Other newly appointed trustees are: Lance Batchelor, Sir Stephen Deuchar, Murdoch MacLennan, William Nye and Professor Andrew Thompson.

The Board of Trustees acts as an advocate for the Museum, including its work in preserving cultural heritage, and improving education and understanding of British and world history. Trustees also have a commitment to engaging communities outside of London.

Professor Clare Anderson said: “I have engaged in research and partnership working with colleagues at the National Maritime Museum for almost 20 years.

“I am honoured at this appointment, and excited at the opportunity it offers to learn more about and contribute to the work of the Royal Museums Greenwich.”

Professor Clare Anderson is also the editor of the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History.