Dr Elizabeth Carnegie

Lecturer in Arts and Heritage, MSc Creative and Cultural Industries Management

Room: E016
Phone: +44 (0)114 222 2182
Email: e.carnegie@shef.ac.uk
Dr Elizabeth Carnegie  

Elizabeth Carnegie joined the Management School in 2005 with particular responsibilities for arts and heritage management and is now programme director for the MSc Creative and Cultural Industries. She has considerable experience of the museums and galleries sector having worked as a curator of history with Glasgow Museums and participated in a number of high profile and award winning projects including setting up the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art (1993) and redisplaying the People's Palace in 1998. She was on the Interpretation Panel of the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art (1993) and subsequently became deputy director of North East Lincolnshire Museums Service prior to entering academia. She previously worked as a lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University. Other teaching experience includes cultural studies courses for the University of the Highlands and Islands and on MBA/MSC programmes in Hong Kong. Elizabeth has taught a wide range of arts heritage and culture management subjects, and has teaching experience at all levels.

Elizabeth holds an MA (hons) Scottish Ethnology, University of Edinburgh, an MA Museum Studies, University of Leicester, and a PhD in representation of people and cultures from the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, University of Edinburgh.

Elizabeth is a member of editorial Boards: International Journal of Heritage and Sustainable Development; Arts Marketing


Elizabeth is a committed and enthusiastic teacher who firmly believes in underpinning a strong management-driven approach to creative and cultural industries with reflective practice. To this end she acts as a facilitator for student learning encouraging effective self-management with the ethical and socially responsible focus required of the creative and cultural sector. In the classroom she draws on a variety of teaching methods including multi-media and case studies that support the theoretical concepts and issues to encourage critical debate. She currently teaches two core modules on the MSc Creative and Cultural Industries management. These are MGT6069 Introduction to the Creative and Cultural Industries and MGT6071 Cultural Leadership and Management. She also teaches on MGT6121 Art fairs, Festivals and Events.


Elizabeth’s work interrogates the role of museums and World Heritage Sites in representing and reflecting cultures and communities. Key projects consider representations of the Near East within nationally funded galleries and museums with Dr. Derek Bryce, University of Strathclyde, and a study of Durham World Heritage Site with Dr Simon Woodward, Centre for Sustainable Tourism, Leeds Metropolitan University. She is additionally involved in a project at WHS Goreme, Cappadocia with Associate Professor Hazel Tucker, University of Otago, New Zealand. She retains an interest in audience/visitor studies.

PhD Supervision

I am happy to supervise students in broad area of CCI and have particular interests in museums and WHS, festivals and events (including pilgrimage), and Diasporic communities.

I currently supervise 2 PhD students

  • Rachel Perry ‘Rise of pro-am theatre’
  • Stylianos Pourgoures ‘Music tribes in Cyprus’

Research Grants have included:

  • AH/G001146/1: AHRC Research Workshops - Impact of Arts & Humanities Research Scheme. "Qualitative Methods of Enquiry into the Arts Consumption Experience and its Impact". Principal Investigator. 2008.

Recent invited papers and keynote Lectures

‘Time Travelers? Reenactment Events’, International Conference on Tourism Recreation, Peniche, Portugal, 23-25th May, 2013

Representing Working Class Lives, Performing the Past, White Rose, Barnsley Town Hall, March 2013

‘Museums and Postcolonial Theory’, Public seminar, Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, March, 2013

'Museums and the Attic of memory', National Maritime Museum Seminar on Sensitive Objects, AHRC Diasporas, Migration and Identities, 28th November, 2011

Key Projects / Grants

Title/ Description Awarding body Dates People Involved Amount
"Qualitative Methods of Enquiry into the Arts Consumption Experience and its Impact". AHRC 2008 Dr Dargh O'Reilly Co-PI, Audiences Yorkshire £12362
Genealogies of Place Connected Communities , SHRC Consortium Bid led by Professor Hamish Fyfe, University of Glamorgan 2011 £13500

Professional Activities, Recognition and Other Information

Current chairs/boards

  • International Journal of Heritage and Sustainable Development
  • Arts Marketing