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Eleanor Hilton

Eleanor Hilton

Digital Learning Manager
National Portrait Gallery

Eleanor Hilton is Digital Learning Manager at the National Portrait Gallery, where she led the development and launch of Schools hub, the Gallery’s new online learning resource hub for schools, focusing on the study of Art & Design and History through portraits.

She has a background in teaching (secondary History) and, since moving into the cultural sector 15 years ago, has held roles including Senior Producer in the Public Engagement and Learning team at Imperial War Museums, and Senior Digital Producer for Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom at the National Museum of Australia.


Eleanor Hilton will be speaking at the MuseumNext Digital Summit:

Schools hub: Developing new opportunities for learning at the National Portrait Gallery

In September 2023, the National Portrait Gallery launched Schools hub – a free online learning resource, supporting the teaching and learning of Art & Design and History through portraits. It features more than 150 newly commissioned learning resources and videos, for school students across the age ranges, all developed by and with teachers, historians, artists and education experts.

Schools hub has been a data driven, audience-centred project, built around an iterative design model, with content development and new web functionality all informed by front-end research, expert advisors and ongoing testing. In this presentation, Eleanor will outline the process, share key findings from research, some lessons learned along the way and some top tips.


Eleanor Hilton