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, Arts Technology & Innovation, Arts Council England)

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 (Programme Manager (UK) Google Arts & Culture)

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)

Pip Diment, Committee Member (Temporary Head of Exhibitions & Programmes, Amgueddfa Cymru / National Museum Wales)

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

Maria Ragan – Committee Member (Director, St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery)

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

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

Dr Christian Baars – Committee Member (National Museums Liverpool)