Sheila Watson PhD

Deputy Head of the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, UK. Formerly Museum Director, Great Yarmouth Museums, Norfolk (1995 – 2003) where she developed a new museum Time and Tide; The Museum of Great Yarmouth Life, working with local community groups and individuals for over 7 years. Her research and practice are interwoven and many of her publications explore challenges facing museums worldwide today. These include Watson, S (ed) (2007) Museums and their Communities, (London: Routledge), Watson, S (2016 ) ‘Death from the skies.’ Photographs in museums of the aerial bombing of civilians during World War Two' in E. and T. Stylianou (eds) Museums and Photography: Displaying Death: London and New York: Routledge, Watson, S. (in press 2015) 'Emotions in the history museum' in A. Witcomb, K. Message (eds) Museum Theory: an expanded field, Oxford, Blackwell; and Watson S. (2014) 'Communities and museums - equal partners?' in R. Silverman (ed) Museum as Process, London: Routledge. She is currently co-editing a new volume for Routledge on new writings in Heritage.