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Craig Middleton
2021 MFA Cultural Leadership alumni Craig Middleton

About Craig

Craig Middleton (he/him) is a curator and creative producer who has wide ranging interests in Australian social history, histories of LGBTIQ+ people and communities, and critical museology. Across his career he has been responsible for collection management and development, content and creative production, exhibition project management, digital innovation, community engagement, public programming, marketing, and more.

His commitment to LGBTIQ+ representation has informed his work in museums, including through the creation of tours, programs, exhibitions, and research. He is a widely published author and his book, co-authored with Dr Nikki Sullivan, Queering the Museum, published by Routledge in 2019, develops a queer analysis of the ways in which museums construct themselves, their core business, and their publics through the, often unconscious, use of inherited ways of knowing and doing.

Craig believes in the role of arts and culture to strengthen communities, combat social exclusion, and to support a healthy and active democracy.

His current roles and employment history can be viewed on his LinkedIn profile:

Craig Tweets at @_museumguy