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Hannah Fox



Derby Museums

A graduate in design and visual communications, Hannah started her career in the advertising and photography industries before moving her focus to work with non-profit organizations. For the past 18 years Hannah Fox has developed and delivered creative projects for education, culture, heritage, and health clients in the UK. Her current role as Director of Projects and Programmes at Derby Museums has seen her lead the vision for the Silk Mill – widely regarded to be the site of the world’s first factory – as the UK’s new Museum of Making, securing commitments of $24m for the project. The Museum of Making is being co-produced with communities and partners as citizen curators and makers, in a fully participative approach that puts people and place at its heart.

Hannah consults on human-centered and co- production methodologies with people and organizations internationally. She sits on a number of museum advisory boards, including the Museum of Homelessness, and is a board member for FIGMENT Global, a participatory arts festival based in New York. Hannah is a proud alumna of the Creative Communities Fellowship (2014), which she credits with giving her the focus and confidence to take the Silk Mill project to the next level. She has an accent that can be hard to pinpoint…

Faculty for Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy, 2017 – present