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)


The Museum of Homelessness (@our_MoH) has announced plans to open a new museum at Manor House Lodge, Finsbury Park.

Opening in 2023, the museum will host creative programmes and community services focused on homelessness and housing.


Our Co-Chair, @LifeOnBaars, has written a great summary of the @IcomOfficiel Prague conference.

You can read it here: https://uk.icom.museum/summary-of-the-icom-prague-2022-conference-by-chrsitian-baars-co-chair-of-icom-uk/

Creating multi-sensory experiences for disabled audiences at the Van Abbemuseum