Museums Officer, University of Cambridge
Liz Hide is Museums Officer for the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM), where she leads development of the consortium of eight museums and the Botanic Garden. Her work focuses on enabling a wide range of audiences to engage with the University's museums and collections, addressing barriers to participation and building collaborative working. She manages the UCM's Arts Council-funded Major Partner Museum programme 'Connecting Collections'.
Liz spent three years as Curator of Invertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeobotany at the National Museums of Scotland, before joining the Sedgwick Museum as Gallery Redevelopment Programme Manager. Her work as the first Museums Development Officer for the University of Cambridge led to the formation of the UCM consortium in 2012. She holds a PhD in Molecular Palaeontology from the University of Cambridge, and a BSc in Geology from the University of Oxford.