Catherine  Hughes, PhD

Catherine Hughes, PhD

Catherine Hughes, PhD, is a hybrid theatre practitioner, museum professional, educator, and researcher. Currently, she is Director of Interpretation and Evaluation at Conner Prairie History Museum, where she oversees daily operations of six interpretive areas across more than 200 acres. Previously, Catherine was Project Director for Meet the Past, a 3-year initiative to transform the visitor experience at the Atlanta History Center. She has also worked at the Museum of Science, Boston and the London Science Museum, and founded the International Museum Theatre Alliance. Catherine has consulted with a number of institutions, such as the National Museum of Australia, University of Manchester (UK), and the Center for Chemical Evolution at Emory University. Her book, Museum Theatre: Communicating with Visitors through Drama, was published by Heinemann. She has lectured and written widely on the use of theatre in museums.