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Dr Clive Gray

Dr Clive Gray

Associate Professor

Course Director MA International Cultural Policy and Management
Tel: +44 (0)24 765 24912

Millburn House


Dr Clive Gray is Associate Professor in Cultural Policy Studies and is the Course Director of, and Admissions Tutor for, the MA International Cultural Policy and Management.

Research interests

My research interests include analysing the politics of the museums and galleries sector; ontology, epistemology and methodology in cultural policy research; forms of cultural policy; and the organisation and management of cultural policy by the state. I have published widely on all of these in books and journals - ranging from The International Journal of Cultural Policy, Museum Management and Curatorship and Cultural Trends to Public Administration and Public Policy and Administration. My latest articles have just appeared in Museum and Society, Local Government Studies and Cultural Trends.. My latest book, The Politics of Museums, is published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Further details of my research and publications can be found on my research page where access to all of my conference papers and many of my articles and book chapters is also available.

I have also been working with Vikki McCall from Stirling University on aspects of museum functions and questions of museum management.

Teaching and supervision

I teach the core module in International Cultural Policy on the ICPM course, investigating the processes, intentions, evaluation and consequences of cultural policy activity around the world. My new option module on Museums and Heritage: Policy and Practice was introduced in 2017. As well as these courses, I also supervise student dissertations.

I am currently also external examiner at University College Dublin, and University College London in Qatar.

PhD Matters

I am interested in supervising students with interests in any of my current research topics, as well as students who wish to pusue wider research questions related to the politics of cultural policy. I am currently supervising Eun Go's research on cultural policy in North Korea, and Maike Ludley's research on argumentation and cultural policy.

Administrative roles


Office hours

Spring Term 2018

These will be between 1.45pm and 3.00pm on Wednesdays. Other times can be arranged by e-mail.


International Cultural Policy (Core module: MA International Cultural Policy and Management)

Museums and Heritage: Policy and Practice (Optional module)