David Fleming
professor of public history, Liverpool Hope University; author, Is the Writing on the Wall for Private Museum Funding?; former director, National Museums Liverpool

Professor David Fleming is professor of public history at Liverpool Hope University.

David was formerly the director of National Museums Liverpool from 2001-17; director of Tyne and Wear Museums from 1991-2001; president of UK Museums Association from 2000-2002 and 2015-2018; a member of ICOM’s Standing Committee on Ethics from 2017-2019 and chair of the Museums Association Ethics Committee from 2014-2015. He is the president of the Federation of International Human Rights Museums (FIHRM); a board member of the International Museum for Democracy (Argentina), of Muzeum Slaskie (Poland), of SS Daniel Adamson as well as Best in Heritage; a member of ICOM’s Standing Committee on Museum Definition, Prospects and Potentials and a member of the Beatles Legacy Group.

He is the author of several books and chapters, including Is the Writing on the Wall for Private Museum Funding? (2019), Missions and the 21st century Museumm (Pub Rowman and Littlefield) and a forthcoming book, Leading the 21st Century Museum (2020).

David is a father of five and was formerly a student at the London School of Economics, Leeds and Leicester Universities.


Sunday 3 November, 16:00 Frobisher 1-3
What should be the role of museums in the 21st century?