Doctoral Research Elee completed her PhD at the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester in 2014. Her thesis title was “Crystal Teeth and Skeleton Eggs: Snapshots of young children’s experiences in a natural history museum”. The project took a child-centric approach to exploring what children aged four and five years experience when they visit a natural history museum with their family. The research was carried out at the beautiful Oxford University Museum of Natural History. [Read More]

About Elee Kirk

Museums & Research

Elee Kirk was a researcher and science museum educator, based in Leicester, UK. In 2014 she completed her PhD in the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, in which she researched young children’s experiences in natural history museums. After completing her PhD, she built on her doctoral research, whilst also working in the University of Leicester School of Law, on a project using digital games to explore children’s understandings of the law Law in Children’s Lives. [Read More]

Book & Publications

Elee's writing

Publications Books Elee’s book, Snapshots of Museum Experience takes a Deweyan approach to both learning and experience to explore the many wild and wonderful ways in which child visitors interact with the collections in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The book is based on Elee’s PhD research, and the outline plan that she agreed before her death. It was completed posthumously on her behalf by Dr. Will Buckingham and published by Routledge in 2018. [Read More]


Get in Touch

If you want to get in touch about Elee’s work, then send a message to Dr Will Buckingham, Elee’s literary excecutor. The easiest way of contacting Will is by going to the contact page on his own website. The link is below.

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