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Sharon Granville

Executive Director, Collections and Estate

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Sharon is responsible for all of our venues, our internationally-important collections and exhibition programming.  

Sharon joined National Museums Liverpool in 2002, as Director of Public Services, with responsibility for all of our venues and extensive collections. Prior to this she was at Tyne and Wear Museums, where she was involved in major museum capital development projects at both strategic and delivery levels. Successes included leading bid teams for both HLF and New Opportunities Fund schemes. 

Sharon has lectured nationally and internationally on museum leadership, sector benchmarking, team development and managing change, and is a graduate of the Getty Foundation’s Museums Management Institute (University of California at Berkeley). 

For 10 years she was the Project Director for the new Museum of Liverpool; heading up both the building design and also the exhibition and curatorial teams. The Museum of Liverpool won the prestigious Council of Europe Museum Prize 2013. Sharon has particular expertise in delivering large scale capital projects and also in running shared services and managing organisational change. Sharon joined National Museums Liverpool in 2002.