Tony Butler

Tony Butler has been Executive Director of Derby Museums since January 2014. Derby Museums includes Derby Silk Mill, the site of the world’s first factory and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Derby Museum and Art Gallery. Prior to that, Tony was director of the Museum of East Anglian Life for nine years.

In 2011 he founded the Happy Museum Project, to create an international community of practice to explore how museums could contribute to a society in which well-being and environmental sustainability were its principle values.

Tony read History and Welsh History at Aberystwyth University and has an MA in Museology from University of East Anglia. He is an honorary lecturer and University College London and Honorary Fellow at the University of Suffolk.

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