Celine West

Celine West

Head of Learning and Access

UCL Museums

2nd floor, Wilkins Building
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

+44 (0)20 7679 2151 celine.west@ucl.ac.uk


Celine West is Head of Learning and Access for UCL Museums, with a strategic overview of the Collections' work with external audiences such as schools and community groups. Celine runs the collections' outreach programme, delivering workshops and commissioning freelancers who run classes in schools using museum objects. She works on one-off projects such as the national launch of the Big Draw.

Recent work has focused on a model for dialogue-focused outreach using a single object to inspire people to address potentially contentious topics. A new article in the journal Museum Management and Curatorship records the process and issues around developing this new model [MMC Volume 8 No. 1]


  • MA Museum Studies, University of Southampton
  • BA English, University of York
  • 2007 - present Head of Learning and Access, UCL Museums & Collections
  • 2004 - 2007 Education and Access Officer, UCL Museums & Collections
  • 2003 - 2004 Communities and Families Education Officer, Brighton & Hove Museums