Mrs Nicky Harding

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Design

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 2506340




Personal profile

Nicky teaches Interior Design, having joined DMU as a full time member of the Interior design team in January 2014. She has extensive experience in exhibition design after working for 16 years in the exhibition design industry for a large practice in Leicester, followed by a 2 year period in a freelance capacity whilst studying for a Masters in Museum Studies. Nicky leads on the pathway design for exhibition environments sharing knowledge and expertise in this specialist area of Interior design. Her research areas are museum and exhibition design, the narrative space and collaboration on ‘live’ projects linked with the exhibition design industry.

Research interests/expertise

  • Museum and exhibition design
  • The narrative space
  • Collaboration on live projects linked with industry

Areas of teaching

  • Presentation skills
  • Solid modelling
  • Technology and materials
  • Final major project
  • Museum and exhibition design
  • Exhibition design pathway


Batchelor of Arts (Hons) - Museum and Exhibition Design - 1995

Masters in Museum Studies - University of Leicester - 2014

Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education - De Montfort University - June 2016

Courses taught

BA (Hons) Interior Design

Membership of external committees

Trustee at The Black Country Living Museum since November 2015.

Membership of professional associations and societies

Museum Association Member - 2014

Nicky Harding