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Hannah-Lee Chalk

Hannah-Lee Chalk

Learning Manager
Manchester Museum

Hannah has worked in the museum sector for 21 years in a various roles including education, research, curation and exhibition development.

She originally studied Geology before undertaking a MA in Museum Studies and then a PhD in Social Anthropology. Having undertaken her academic and professional development simultaneously, her work has always focused on the application of theory to practice.

She has worked at Manchester Museum for many years, originally as a member of the Visitor Team and subsequently in a range of educational and project management roles before taking on the Learning Manager Position in 2016. As Learning Manager, Hannah oversees and supports the development and delivery of the learning programme.

She is particularly interested in developing new programmes that move beyond disciplinary divisions and use the collections to explore social and ecological justice.

MuseumNext Green Museums Summit
Monday, 28th March 2022

Staying with the trouble
Unlike education for sustainable development, which merely sustains unsustainable ways of living and learning, education for future survival, with the more modest ambition of learning to live well, to live together, and to live with the world, and with a focus on care, will be presented as a more authentic approach for museums. To illustrate how this may work in practice, I will offer an honest personal account of ‘staying with the trouble’; an exhausting, emotional, inspiring and invigorating experience of working with a group of young people in a museum and watching the magic unfold.

Full Schedule here

Hannah-Lee Chalk