Camilla Hampshire (LLD)
Tuesday 12 July 3:00pm
Camilla Hampshire studied History of Art at New Hall, University of Cambridge and postgraduate Museum and Art Gallery Studies at University of Manchester. A series of curatorial roles took her the length of the UK deepening her professional experience. At Sheffield City Museums and Art Gallery, Camilla was part of the management team which oversaw the services’ transfer to charitable trust, becoming the Trust’s project coordinator for the development of the Millennium Galleries opening in April 2001.
Camilla has been Museums Manager of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) in Exeter since April 2001 with a key focus of the role being the Museum’s £24 million capital development project, completed in 2011. The refurbishment, extension and redisplay of Exeter City Council’s museum led to its recognition as Art Fund Prize Museum of the Year 2012. The judges described the Museum as “magical” and “some of the most intelligently considered displays on view in any museum in the UK”.
Since re-opening, RAMM has established an excellent reputation for the ambition and quality of its work, strong brand and community partnerships. A flourishing relationship with the University of Exeter has produced a series of high profile collaborative projects delivering numerous benefits and increased profile for both institutions.
Camilla’s role has widened in recent years to include strategic support for the City’s cultural sector, playing a key role in the formation and development of Exeter Cultural Partnership, a broad alliance including the University, shaping exciting plans for the future of the City and region.