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Luca Hoare

Research student,


I am a PhD candidate focusing on notions of use, significance and ethics within the museum sector. I am particularly interested in heritage management strategies and processes that enable visitors to fully appreciate heritage experiences whilst caring for collections.



I am a Graduate Tutor for:

  • HS1109 Inventing a Nation: Politics, Culture and Heritage (2017-present)

  • HS2123 The Archaeology of Mediterranean Societies (2017-2018)


Heritage Management of Tanks: Cultural Value of a Vehicle

The study examines current ethical frameworks and notions of value to form management decisions on the operating, display or storage of Armoured Fighting Vehicles in a museum context. It considers the significance of moving tanks and their associated sensory outputs against the established argument of displaying vehicles in a static condition to preserve the historic fabric.

Funding source

The Tank Museum



Dr Nicola Emmerson

Reader in Conservation, Director of Postgraduate Research, Lead in Digital Strategy


Professor David Watkinson

Professor of Conservation