|Margaret Greeves has spent her professional life working in and with museums and related organisations, especially focused on activities, programmes and people working at the interface between collections and their users. After working for the Scottish Museums Council and AMSSEE in training and information, she joined the staff of the Fitzwilliam Museum. From 1995 – 2008 as Keeper and later Assistant Director, Central Services, she coordinated a £12m capital project, the Courtyard Development, which opened in 2004. She led the Fitzwilliam and Cambridge University museums in the East of England Museum Hub funded by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council from 2003/4 and continued as Director of Renaissance Projects for Cambridge until her retirement from the Fitzwilliam in 2011.
At the Collections Trust, and as Chair since 2007, she has been delighted to work with Trustees and staff who are dedicated to supporting museums as places of discovery and enrichment. She sees the role of collections information as fundamental to this engagement, as are the highest standards of records management. This is the foundation for exhibitions and education work, essential for international cooperation and training, and for the digital revolution sweeping museums and collections. New technologies continue to open up exciting opportunities for sharing information and for its discovery and blending by teachers, broadcasters, artists and individuals.
Margaret is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and the Courtauld Institute, University of London, and taught art history before working with museums. She is a Fellow and Tutor at Wolfson College, Cambridge and Trustee of the National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket.