Sioned Hughes

Contact Details

Sioned Hughes
Social & Cultural History
St Fagans National Museum of History

Phone: +44 (0)29 2057 3442

Staff Name

Sioned Hughes

Job Title

Head of Public History and Archaeology

Areas of Responsibility:

Public engagement, community collaboration, co-curation, participatory curatorial practise, public commemoration, performance, digital participation. Collection responsibilities include: politics, protest, societies and popular movements, law and order, trade, commerce, religion, First World War, commemoration, medical, public health, disability.

Qualifications, memberships and relevant positions

BA History (Aberystwyth), MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies (Manchester), Member of the Museums Association. 

Research Interests

History of disability and learning disability; disability representation in museums; history of public health and medicine; social role and impact of museums; representation of national and minority identities in museums; participatory research in museum practice. 


Participatory, social role, impact, co-production.


Selected Publications

Hughes, S. & Phillips, E. 2019. From Vision to Action: The journey towards activism at St Fagans National Museum of History. In R. Janes & R. Sandell (eds), Museum Activism (London & New York: Routledge), 245-255.

Hughes, S., Phillips, E. & Rhys, Owain, 2008, Pop Peth: exhibiting contemporary music in a gallery context [PDF], Collectingnet Newsletter, 3.

Hughes, S. 2008. Pop peth: Exhibiting contemporary music in a gallery context [PDF].  Collectingnet Newsletter (now part of ICOM). No. 3 October 2008.

Hughes, S. 2007. Tu Chwith (Cyfrol 27) Newid, 2007: Rhoi llais i’r mud: Oriel newydd yn Sain Ffagan.

Hughes, S. & Nash, G. 2006. Moving a Medieval Church: re-erecting St Teilo’s church In C. J. Buttler & M. Davies (eds).

Things Fall Apart: museum conservation in practice.
Cardiff: National Museum of Wales Books, 108-15.

Hughes, S. 1999-2000. The Prefab – a permanent home for a temporary building. Amgueddfa 3 Yearbook 1999/2000, 11-13.

Hughes, S. 1999. Tu Chwith (Cyfrol 11) Gwlad a Thref, Gwanwyn 1999:  Croesi Pontydd Atgof: Trip i Amgueddfa Werin Cymru.

Hughes, S. 1998-99. St Teilo’s Church, Llandeilo Tal-y-bont: Interpreting a Late Medieval Church. Amgueddfa no.2 Yearbook 1998/99, 8-11.