About Us

ICOM UK is the museum association dedicated to the international work of British museums


ICOM UK is made up of all the current ICOM members resident in the UK. An Executive Committee is elected every three years and is responsible for:

  • Ensuring the timely and efficient administration of ICOM UK’s affairs
  • Setting and defining strategic goals
  • Ensuring effective financial management and reporting
  • Championing the work of ICOM UK and ICOM
  • Liaison with the ICOM Secretariat

ICOM UK Executive Committee

Catherine McDermott – Co-Chair (Professorship in Curatorial Practice at Kingston University and independent museum consultant)

Dr Christian Baars – Co-Chair (Head of Collections Care Department, National Museums Liverpool)

Jane Knowles – Secretary (Head of Exhibitions, The National Gallery)

Duncan Dornan – Treasurer (Head of Museums and Collections at Glasgow Life)

Nigel Sadler – Head of the Bursaries Committee (Independent Consultant, Sands of Time Consultancy)

Dr Elena Perez Alvaro – UK Blue Shield Representative (Museum Consultant)

Huaiyuan Ren – Emerging Professional/ Student Committee Member

Jilly Burns – Scotland Representative & Committee Member (Head of National and International Partnerships at National Museums of Scotland)

Hannah Crowdy – Northern Ireland Representative & Committee Member (Head of Curatorial, National Museums Northern Ireland)

Alfredo Cramerotti – Wales Representative & Committee Member (Director of MOSTYN | Wales and Adviser to the British Council Visual Arts Acquisition Committee and the Art Institutions of the 21st Century Foundation)

Edmund Connolly – Committee Member (Programme Manager (UK) Google Arts & Culture)

Arran Rees –  Committee Member (Research Associate – Unlocking our Digital Past, Loughborough University)

Pip Diment – Committee Member (Head of Interpretation and Digital Engagement at Royal Armouries Museum)

Claire Messenger – Committee Member (Manager, International Training Programme (ITP), British Museum)

Nick Marchand – Committee Member (Head of International Programmes, Victoria & Albert Museum)