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

2023 Nominations for ICOM UK Committee Positions

This year, due to natural rotation, a number of positions are becoming vacant on the Board of Trustees of ICOM UK (ICOM UK Committee).  We are therefore inviting nominations from the ICOM UK membership.

We are looking to add to the existing mix of skills on our dynamic and ambitious Committee, and applications are particularly welcome from young people and emerging professionals, as well as members with experience in fundraising, organising events, governance and online marketing.

ICOM UK encourages and prioritises applications from members who self-identify as Black, Asian, Indigenous, a person of colour, as having disability, as neurodiverse, as LGBTQIA+, from varied socioeconomic backgrounds, and from all ethnic minority backgrounds and genders.

ICOM UK is the National Committee for the International Council of Museums in the United Kingdom, and is the only UK museum association dedicated to international work.  We connect over 2,000 UK members to the global museum community, the issues that affect it, and over 45,000 professional colleagues worldwide. 

Sustainable development and decolonisation are two of the main themes in ICOM UK’s strategic plan, and we are keen to include more people with interest and expertise in both areas into our Committee.  In addition, we are currently in the process of diversifying both the Committee and our membership.

If you are interested in applying to join the ICOM UK, and would like to have an informal conversation with a current trustee, please email uk.icom.museum@gmail.com before Thursday 20 April and we will arrange this for you at a mutually convenient time.

Deadline for applications is 12:00 (UK time) on Friday 28 April 2023.

Click on the button below for full details on the Committee positions available, eligibility criteria, and how to apply.

ICOM UK Committee (until 2023 AGM on 16 June)

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)

Huaiyuan Ren – Emerging Professional/ Student Committee Member

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

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

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

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

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


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