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

Tonya Nelson – Chair (Director of Museums and Cultural Programmes, UCL)

Jim Broughton – Vice Chair ( Director of Strategy, Event Communications)

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

Catherine McDermott – Secretary (Retired)

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

Edmund Connolly – UK Blue Shield Representative (Project Manager: Single Digital Presence, British Library)

Maria Ragan – Convenor Communications Working Party (Director, St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery)

Arran Rees – Emerging Professional/ Student Committee member (Postgraduate Research Student (PhD Student))

Jilly Burns – Committee member (Head of National and International Partnerships at National Museums of Scotland)

Dr Christian Baars – Committee Member (Senior Preventive Conservator, Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd/ National Museum Cardiff)