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Museum Solutions Consultancy: Dr Leigh Summers

  • 3/8 Penn Close, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
  • BH 02 66484860 MOB 0447 1065 44

I am currently Director of Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and Museum. I have worked in the arts and cultural industry for over 12 years and believe that when well interpreted and exhibited, material culture immeasurably enriches our understanding of the past.  I published my PhD with Berg Press, London, as Bound to Please: A History of the Victorian Corset. My current research involves the Crinoline in Australia. I regularly present seminars on Dress, the body and sexuality. As a costume historian I am particularly interested in regional collections of Dress and textiles. My broad interest in social history collections means that I enjoy working with a diverse range of artefacts to create solutions for both public and private collections.


Museum Solutions: Training for Museum staff and volunteers across all areas of Museum Management including Significance Assessment, Collections Issues, Preventative Conservation, Policy Development, Exhibition Solutions, Disaster Preparedness Planning Workshops and Public Programs.