Lucrezia Gigante

PhD Researcher

School/Department: Museum Studies, School of



I am a Museum Studies researcher with an interest in practices of cultural citizenship, place-based public programming and radical pedagogies. My work experience is in academic contexts, particularly in teaching and research-related roles, as well as in exhibitions and public programming and in digital communications in art and heritage contexts.


My doctoral research investigates how innovative contemporary art organisations are forming and defining new forms of participation and interconnectedness. I focus on place-based public programming, as an under-researched yet fundamental area of museum practice and discourse.


Graduate Teaching Assistant – School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester (2021-2022)

Digital Communication Consultant – UNESCO Global Network of Water Museums

Co-Editor-in-chief – Museological Review Issue 25 ‘(Re)Visiting Museums’

Research Seminars Co-organiser, School of Museum Studies (2020-2021)


  • M4C Dialogue Day: Getting Real about Creative Industries Research in the Region, 09 June 2023, Herbert Gallery, University of Warwick (Roundtable discussion).
  • Beyond Museums, 19 November 2021, UNESCO - Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia (Paper title: Participatory practices: from engagement to co-curation).
  • PGR Seminars, Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies, University of Warwick (Paper title: Cultural citizenship and participatory mapping).
  • Research Week, 03-06 June 2020, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester (Paper title: The spatial politics of arts organisations).


Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy

MA Art Museums and Gallery Studies — University of Leicester (2017-2018)

MA Classical Philology — Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano (2013-2016)

BA Classics — Università di Bari (2009-2013)

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