Suzie Thomas is Associate Professor in Cultural Heritage Studies and Docent in Museum Studies at the University of Helsinki. She leads the new masters-level courses in Cultural Heritage Studies, contributes to some of the Museums Studies courses as well, and supervises several doctoral students.
Suzie is PI on the Academy of Finland project SuALT: The Finnish Archaeological Finds Recording Linked Open Database (Suomen arkeologisten löytöjen linkitetty avoin tietokanta), and is a member of the research team for Academy of Finland project Lapland’s Dark Heritage. She is also involved with the projects Development and Best Practices of (archaeological) Heritage Management as a Course, and Working with Cultural Objects and Manuscripts, both funded by the University of Helsinki Future Fund.
She is interested in community engagement and community-led heritage, ’dark’ heritage, museum security, and heritage crime. She is a regular contributor to this blog.