Theano Moussouri
  • t.moussouri@ucl.ac.uk
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  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Theano Moussouri

Research Interests

  • the interaction of museums and galleries with their audiences
  • the study of learning in free-choice learning environments, with particular emphasis on families and museums
  • the impact of museum experiences on different visitors (with particular expertise in family, school and independent adult groups)
  • the use of qualitative research & methods to study collaborative learning

Research Directory Records


  • 2005: Science Museum, London, UK Development of the evaluation plan for the formative evaluation of the new exhibition Aliens - Are We Alone?
  • 2005: National Trust, Wessex, UK Evaluation of the organisational model and impact of the Heritage Education for All project run in partnership with the Workers’ Educational Association.
  • 2004-5: King’s College, CILS, London, UK Basic research project into museum school field trips in collaboration with the Science Museum and the Center for Informal Learning and Schools: www.exploratorium.edu/cils/
  • 2004: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK Front-end evaluation project of the new Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art due to open in the summer of 2006.
  • 2001-2003: Foundation of Hellenic World, Athens, Greece Concept and exhibit development, and evaluation for a mixed-media exhibition on Greek Mathematics (www.fhw.gr/exhibitions/math/en/index.html)

Educational Background

  • 1987-91: BA in Early Childhood Education, University of Athens, Greece
  • 1992-3: MA in Museum Studies, University of Leicester, UK
  • 1993-97: PhD in Museum Studies, University of Leicester, UK

Current Students

  • Raffaella Cecilia How do visually impaired visitors (VIVs) make meaning of the cognitive and embodied experiences of 3D technologies and digital resources at museums' exhibitions (secondary supervisor Catherine Holloway)
  • David Francis Narrative, identity and the Museum Visitor Experience (joint secondary supervisor Jeremy Tanner and Stuart Frost (British Museum)

 Recently completed students

  • Dimitra Christidou Does 'pointing at' in museum exhibitions make a point?: Research of visitors' embodied responses and their use in measuring participation and meaning - making (second supervisor Jeremy Tanner)
  • Carol Lo-Yun Chung Art Museum as Learning Space: Theory and Practise of Taiwanese Art Museums (second supervisor Rodney Harrison)
  • Victoria Donnellan The role of collections of classical antiquities in UK regional museums (joint supervision with Jeremy Tanner)
  • Elpida Dragasi An investigation into the effectiveness of Greek legislation and policy in the protection of Cultural Heritage (principal supervisor Kathy Tubb)
  • Eleni Vomvyla Addressing cultural diversity and inclusiveness through the archaeological past: A case study of multicultural Athenian Society (joint supervision with Ulrike Sommer)
  • Effrosyni Nomikou A museological approach to numismatic exhibitions. The case study of the Ashmolean Museum (joint supervision with Sally MacDonald, second supervisor Kris Lockyear)
  • Anastasia Sakellariadi Archaeology for the people? Greek Archaeology and its Public, if there is one: an Analysis of the Sociopolitical and Economic Role of archaeology in Greece from the Foundation of the Modern Greek State (1831) to the Present Day (principal supervisor Tim Schadla-Hall)

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