15th January 2001




Two senior lecturers at the Hull School of Architecture have been created Fellows of the Chartered Society of Designers, the professional body for designers in the UK.


Richard McConnell and Dr Geoffrey Matthews of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside say the honour is recognition for the unique Museum and Exhibition Design course which both men teach.


“This is in recognition of the outstanding part played in British design education by this unique course, which serves two of Britain’s major industries, and of its high standing in the design world,” commented Mr McConnell, subject leader, BA (Hons) Museum and Exhibition Design.


The Museum and Exhibition Design degree programme taught at the Hull School of Architecture has been described by the Chartered Society of Designers as “one of the foremost courses in British design education… respected worldwide in the industry…” (CSD magazine, June/July 2000).


The two lecturers were proposed as fellows by Prof Neal Potter FCSD, one of Britain's leading museum designers.


“This is a well deserved accolade for two of our most highly respected academics and a shot in the arm for the Museum and Exhibition Design course which consistently produces graduates who are perfectly equipped for careers in this growing industry,” said ULH spokesman Jez Ashberry.


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