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Nicole Moolhuijsen

Cultural and Museum Studies, University of Leicester

Thesis title:

The LGBTQ+ equality movement and the agency of museums.

Research Area

  • Cultural and Museum Studies
  • Museum and Gallery Studies


I am a regular contributor to Artribune, CheFare and AgCult where I write about museums, queer heritage activism and museum studies training.

Moolhuijsen, N. (2020), ‘Queer identities and heritage: current developments and hopes for the future’, + Fluid Heritage, Roots-Routes, 10(34). 

Cimoli, A., Ciaccheri, C., Moolhuijsen, N. (Eds), (2020), Senza titolo. Le metafore delle didascalie. Nomos Edizioni. 

Lorente, P., Moolhuijsen. N. (2015) ‘La Muséologie critique entre ruptures et réinterpretations’, La Lettre de l’OCIM,158 (19-24)

Moolhuijsen, N. (2013) ‘Questioning Participation and Display Practices in Fine Arts Museums, in New Trends of Museology’, ICOFOM Study Series, 43a,191-202. 

Moolhuijsen, N. (2013) ‘Marketing is most often associated with increasing audiences. How might imperatives to widen and diversify audiences influence the marketing approach and function within the Museum?’, fizz.it. 


‘Rethinking the museum agency and space in the aftermath of COVID-19’ in ‘What museums post-pandemic?’, Fourteen international conference on the inclusive museum, Lisbon, (2021)

‘Challenging heteronormativity in museum spaces’ in ‘Colonial legacies of gender and sexuality’, Our World Heritage - UNESCO, Newcastle, (2021)

Interpretare il museo da una prospettiva di genere’ in ‘Musei per l’uguaglianza: diversità e inclusione’, ICOM International Museum Day, Milan, (2020)

New epistemologies and stakeholders empowerment as keys to relevance’ in ‘Are we doing enough? Keeping heritage relevant in the 21st century’, Demhist-Ceca Annual Conference, Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace, London, (2020)

Telling new stories and involving audiences in Fine Art Museums’ in ‘Changing Rooms?! Permanent Displays and their Storage’, ICFA Annual Conference, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenaghen, (2017)

‘Connecting Fine Art to Cultural Landscapes: participatory frameworks of interpretation and display’ in ‘Museums and Cultural Landscapes’, ICOM International Annual Conference, Milan, (2016)

‘Participation and Shifting Knowledge Paradigms’ in ‘Fine Arts Museums in the Digital Era’, ICFA Annual Conference, Musèe des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, (2015) 

‘Questioning Participation and Display Practices in Fine Arts Museum’ in ‘New Trends in Museology’, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, (2015)