Dr karen e. brown
Dr Karen E. Brown is a Senior Lecturer of Art History, Museum and Gallery Studies, and Director of the Museums, Galleries and Collections Institute. She joined St Andrews in 2013 from the University of Cambridge and Trinity College, Dublin, where she was a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Her research interest in museums is international and interdisciplinary, concerning relationships between museums, their communities and the environment, as well as the visual arts and literature. Karen brings to this project her existing research into the remote community museums of Costa Rica, including research questions of social sustainability in the eco- and community museums of Scotland and Costa Rica (funded by the RSE in 2016), and into museums, community and sustaina- bility (funded by the EU Horizon2020 programme in 2016). Karen will be contributing her research time to coordinate this SFC GCRF project.
jamie allan brown
Jamie Allan Brown joined the Museums, Galleries and Collections Institute (MGCI) in 2016, to coordinate the a bi-regional youth exchange between Europe and Latin America, involving Scotland, Portugal and Costa Rica. A graduate of the school’s MLitt Museum and Gallery Studies course, his experience includes managing diverse community volunteer projects across Scotland and internationally. Jamie brings to it his background in community development and his leadership on the EU-LAC-MUSEUMS Youth Exchange in which he has worked closely with the community museums of Costa Rica, their leaders and local artisans. Jamie will be contributing his spare time to lead administration and facilitate the workshops of the SFC GCRF project.
Ashley Paul joined the Museum, Galleries and Collections Institute (MGCI) in 2017, to support and assist on aspects of MGCI research into museums, community and sustainability A graduate of the school’s MLitt Museum and Gallery Studies course, her experience includes being a fluent bilingual speaker, corresponding with local community museums and researching sustainabil- ity. Ashley will be contributing her volunteering internship to support translation, filming and co-facilitating the workshops of the SFC GCRF project.