Dr Marlen Mouliou


Dr Marlen Mouliou, Assistant Professor of Museology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), GR

Marlene Mouliou is an Assistant Professor of Museology at the Department of History and Archeology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) and a member of the Special Cross-faculty Committee of Postgraduate Programme in Museum Studies.

She is responsible for the Public Archeology activities organised in the context of NKUA’s Excavation at Plasi in Marathon. She is also the coordinator of the Open Labs developed at NKUA as part of the Alliance of European Universities, CIVIS. From 2016 till May 2022, she was a Member of the Panel of Judges for the European Museum of the Year Award, and has also chaired the Panel for a period of two years.  From 2016 to 2020 she served as Vice-Chair of the European Academic Heritage Network (UNIVERSEUM), and from 2010 to 2016 as Secretary and Chair of the International Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities (ICOM-CAMOC). For a long number of years she was an archaeologist-museologist working for the Ministry of Culture (Directorate of Museums, Exhibitions and Educational Programmes). Her research interests focus on the history and contemporary museums’ operations (archaeological, historical, city, university museums and others), on the social role of museums, on meaningful museum planning, on public archeology, etc. Marlen studied Archaeology at the NKUA and continued her postgraduate education (MA, PhD), at the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, UK.

She is a founding member of the Editorial Team of the scientific journal Tetradia Mouseiologias (Museology Notebooks) and of the CAMOCnews journal. In 2020, she created To Mesa Mou Mouseio (My Inner Museum), a participatory initiative aimed at promoting the public value of museums. Along with Mark O’Neill and Jette Sandahl, she co-edited the book Revisiting Museums of Influence. Four decades of Innovation and Public Quality in European Museums, Routledge, 2021.