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Art UK has a number of current and former steering and advisory panels to help guide its direction and build on partnerships with collections.

Philanthropy Board

Andrew Ellis (Chair) Director, Art UK

Charles Gregson Former Non-Executive Chairman, Nex Group plc.

Professor David Ekserdjian Professor of Art History, University of Leicester

Alison MacPhee Arts fundraiser, Scotland

Thomas Marks Editor, Apollo Magazine

Robert Read Head of Art and Private Clients, Hiscox

Filippo Guerrini-Maraldi Chairman – Private Wealth, R K Harrison

Alexander Bradford Business Development Manager, Gander and White

Toby Clarke Director, Vigo Gallery


Advisors and Steering Panel

The Art UK Advisory Board and Steering Panels comprise representatives from national and regional museums, the BBC and other organisations.


Art UK Advisory Board

Karen Brookfield Consultant in Cultural Strategy & Critical Thinking, formerly Deputy Director (Strategy), National Lottery Heritage Fund

Alison Cole Editor of The Art Newspaper

Caroline Collier Consultant and coach; former Director of Partnerships and Programmes, Tate

Errol Francis CEO of Culture&

Simon Groom Director, Scottish National Museum of Modern Art

Patrick Holland Director of Factual, Arts and Classical Music, BBC

Lesley Knox OBE Formerly Chair of V&A Dundee

Avril Martindale Intellectual Property Rights Partner, Freshfields

Sarah Phillips Head of History of Art, Godalming Sixth Form College

Dr Mia Ridge Digital Curator, The British Library; former Chair of the Museums Computer Group

Iain Watson Director, Tyne and Wear Museums and Galleries


Art UK Steering Panel

Waqas Ahmed Artistic Director, Khalili Collections

Rohan Almond Team Manager, National Trust for Scotland

Aruna Bhaugeerutty Manager of Digital Collections, Ashmolean Museum

Tom Bilson Head of Digital Media, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Katherine Biggs Senior Digital Manager, National Portrait Gallery, London

Nigel Blackamore Senior Curator, Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery

Lucinda Blaser Senior Product Manager, National Gallery

Emma Chaplin Director, Association of Independent Museums

Adrian Cooper Director, Intelligent Heritage; Art UK Technology Advisor

Graham Davies Digital Programmes Manager, National Museum Wales

Susan Doyon Executive Producer, Tate

Christopher Ganley Digital Content Manager, National Galleries Scotland

Kevin Gosling Chief Executive, Collections Trust

Martin Grimes Web Manager, Manchester Art Gallery

Rebecca Hill Exhibitions and Collections Coordinator, Gallery Oldham

Susanna Hillhouse Collections Manager, National Trust for Scotland

Samantha Johns Collections Development Manager, Norfolk Museums Service

Valerie Johnson Director of Research and Collections, The National Archives

Anra Kennedy Content and Partnership Director, Culture24

Lauren Marshall Hall Manager and Audience Development Officer, Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, York

Kim Mawhinney Head of Art, National Museums Northern Ireland

Fiona McCrory Collections Digital Co-ordinator, National Museums Northern Ireland

Eithne Ní Chonghaile Head of Communications, Museums Galleries Scotland

Judith Nichol Knowledge Partnerships Manager, BBC

Lisa Ollerhead Chief Executive, AIM

Christopher Parry Museum Community Officer, Merthyr Leisure Trust

Anne Pritchard Senior Curator: Historic Art, National Museum Wales

Tessa Quinn Digital specialist

Anna Robertson Fine and Applied Art Section Manager, The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

Gabriella de la Rosa Lead Editor, Curatorial Content Online, National Trust Collections

John Stack Head of Digital, Science Museum

Fabia Stocken Bloomberg Corporate Philanthropy

Christopher Tinker Publisher (Curatorial Content), National Trust Collections

Theodore Wilkins IT and Digital Engagement Manager, York Museums Trust

Tony Harris Digital Media and Photography Manager, Government Art Collection

Madeline Betts Documentation Manager, Government Art Collection

Lisa Ollerhead Chief Executive, AIM

Sculpture Steering Panel

Professor David Ekserdjian (Chairman) Professor of Art History, University of Leicester

Professor Malcolm Baker Distinguished Professor, University of California, Riverside (on sabbatical in London)

Ann Compton Honorary Research Fellow History of Art, University of Glasgow; Project Originator, Director and Editor (Mapping Sculpture); Research Consultant (Mobilising Mapping)

Richard Deacon Sculptor

Dr Patrick Elliott Senior Curator, National Galleries of Scotland

Katherine Eustace, FSA Editor, The Sculpture Journal; Trustee, Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA)

Donald Johnston International Department Head of Sculpture, Christie’s

Lisa Le Feuvre Head of Sculpture Studies, Henry Moore Institute

Bob Lisney, OBE Trustee, Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA)

Dr Temi Odumosu, MPhil, PhD (Cantab) Art Historian, Independent Curator and Educationalist

Dr Rupert Shepherd FSA Collection Information Manager, National Gallery

Greg Sullivan Curator, British Art 1750–1830, Tate

Dr Marjorie Trusted, FSA Formerly Senior Curator of Sculpture, V&A; Co-Investigator (Mapping Sculpture)

Dr Jeremy Warren Formerly Collections and Academic Director, The Wallace Collection

Robert Wenley Head of Collections and Learning, Barber Institute of Fine Art

Jonathan Wood Research Curator, Henry Moore Institute; Project Partner (Mapping Sculpture)

Professor Alison Yarrington Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Professor of Art History, The University of Hull; Principal Investigator (Mapping Sculpture and Mobilising Mapping)


Learning and Engagement Steering Panel

Nermin Abdulla Learning Programme Manager, Paul Mellon Centre

Rose Aidin Chief Executive, Art History Link-Up

Alison Cole Editor of The Art Newspaper, Originator of the Superpower of Looking initiative

Janette Cullen Primary Art teacher and Freelance Arts worker

Dr Karen Hosack Janes (Oxon) PGCE Affiliate Lecturer in Education at Oxford Brookes University

Penny Huntsman Teacher, author, consultant, lecturer

Emilia McKenzie Digital Manager, Learning, Science Museum

Anne-Louise Quinton Freelance Art Education Consultant (Secondary specialism in Art and Design)